Three people were tragically killed in two separate shootings that occurred in east Columbus late on Friday night and early on Saturday morning.
The first incident happened in the 700 block of Stelzer Road at 11:51 p.m. on Friday, according to a police dispatcher. When law police arrived, they found three victims—two of whom were minors—all with gunshot wounds.
Sadly, at around midnight, the male victim was declared dead on the spot, and the two young victims were sent to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A police dispatcher reported that 13-year-old Tauron Durham was among the hospitalized victims when he was tragically declared dead at 12:49 a.m. on Saturday.
Around three miles north of the first shooting, at 12:10 a.m. on Saturday, another gunfire occurred in the 2100 block of Cornell Street. Police found 46-year-old Malik Islam wounded from a gunshot during this second episode.
He was regrettably declared deceased at 12:26 a.m. after being sent to Ohio State East Hospital in severe condition. Islam and the suspect had a communication prior to the deadly shooting, according to Columbus police.
Meanwhile, another shooting incident occurred in Las Vegas. Five homeless people were shot on Friday in a horrific incident that left two of them dead. The tragic incident happened at approximately 5:30 p.m. close to a highway bridge in the city’s northeast, according to a statement from Lt. Mark Lourenco of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
The event sparked questions over the safety of the homeless population while officials relentlessly chased a single suspect. Fears of an active shooter scenario were allayed when Lt. Lourenco stressed that they saw this as an isolated incident. But according to the most recent bulletin, the culprit was still at large.