Homeowner Shot After Suspects in Stolen Car Crash Into His Home

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COLUMBUS, OH- The Columbus Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place at the 800 block of Gibbard Avenue on Wednesday.

According to police, the victim went to investigate a crash that occurred in an alley behind his house when he was assaulted. While trying to see if the people in the car were okay, one of the unknown occupants exited the vehicle and shot the victim one time in his right arm.

“The vehicle, a dark-colored Hyundai that had crashed into the fence, was left at the scene unoccupied,” according to investigators. “The column was peeled and the vehicle is suspected to be stolen.”

The victim was taken to a local area hospital in stable condition and is expected to survive his injuries.

Anyone with any additional information on this incident is encouraged to call Columbus Police Felony Assault Unit Detective Tommy Bischoff at 614-645-6818 or Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477).