Police say body found in woods was city’s 71st murder of 2021

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COLUMBUS, OH – Gunshots rang out once again in Columbus, killing another black man. This is the 71st murder in the city since New Year’s Day.

According to police on Wednesday at 9:13 am, officers received a call of a body found in the woods off the side of the road near 3760 Brice Rd.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a black male victim who had been shot. He was later pronounced deceased at the scene. There has been no positive identity made. There are no suspects at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call CPD’s Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-TIPS (8477). This is the city’s 71st homicide in 2021.

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