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1 killed and 7 injured in a Columbus shooting overnight


A 16-year-old girl was killed and seven others were injured in a shooting late Saturday night at Bicentennial Park in Columbus, Ohio, police said.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting shortly before midnight and found “numerous victims,” according to a police report shared on Twitter by Columbus Police.

One victim, the 16-year-old girl, was taken to a local hospital where she died soon after 1 a.m., police said.

Five others were also taken to local hospitals, police said. They are all are expected to survive.

Two — a 16-year-old boy and a 19-year-old woman — were treated at Ohio State University Hospital Wexner Medical Center. One victim, described only as a “juvenile,” was treated at Children’s Hospital for gunshot injuries. A 19-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man were also treated at nearby undisclosed hospitals.

Two additional victims received non-gunshot injuries as they tried to flee, police said.

Police said the shooting happened at a private event that had been promoted on social media.

Authorities have not provided information on potential suspects. The shooting remains under investigation.

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