From Friday morning to Sunday, three people died, nine more were injured.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Police Department is investigating multiple shootings that occurred across the city over the weekend.

From Friday morning to Sunday, three people died, nine more were injured.

In one of seven shootings, a 14-year-old shot and killed a woman after she ran over a dog in a university neighborhood on Sunday, police said. The woman was taken to hospital in critical condition but is expected to recover from her injuries. A 16-year-old boy was arrested and charged with three felonies.

In another shooting, a man and a woman died after being shot in the South Franklinton neighborhood early Saturday morning. There were no arrests.

Columbus has had 28 homicides this year, seven more than in 2022. After a half-dozen shootings this weekend, Columbus police said they are considering redeploying resources.

“The fact that we had these numbers gives us a little bit of pause and concern, but it’s one of those situations where we’re going to continue to show up and do our job,” Columbus Police Chief Mark Denner said.

“It hurts to hear how someone has lost a loved one,” said Ralph Carter, founder of We Are Linden.

Carter said it will take the whole community to reduce the violence.
“We cannot blame law enforcement or city officials for what is happening in our community. Our children, members of our families,” Carter said.

Columbus police have solved 68% of homicides this year.

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