Shooting victim is the 188th murder victim in Columbus in 2021

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COLUMBUS, OH – On December 10, 2021 at 10:40pm, Columbus Police were dispatched to the 300 block of E. 12th Ave. on a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers observed a blood trail; however, were unable to locate a victim. A short time later, officers received information that a walk-in shooting victim arrived at OSU Wexner Medical Center in critical condition.

The victim, 38-year-old Fentahun Mengistu, despite receiving emergency lifesaving medical treatment, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 11:19pm.

At this time, investigators are attempting to determine the circumstances associated with this incident. Investigators obtained information that the victim was shot at from a motor vehicle that fled the area.