Ten people were shot and killed Saturday morning in the Short North. Some of the dozens of bullets fired hit businesses in the area.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Several businesses on the city’s North High Street remain riddled with bullet holes Short North after a rough weekend.
One business owner said she is devastated by the fallout and wants change not just in Columbus, but across the country.
Stephanie Tersigni is the owner of Jolie Occasions on North High Street, where the business has been thriving for over six years. Three bullets flew toward her store early Saturday morning, and one remains lodged in one of her clothing racks.
“It’s so sad and heartbreaking, I feel like I could cry,” Tersigny said.
Footage from Tercinha’s security cameras captured a glimpse of this weekend’s shooting.
A group of people can be seen running past her shop when one man pulls out a gun and fires. Police rushed to the scene less than 20 seconds later, and at least three officers opened fire.
Tersigny said she likes running a business in the Short North and doesn’t want to give up on the community, but she doesn’t know how much longer she can last after the pandemic and the 2020 riots.
“I am grateful to them [the police] were able to get to the scene in a matter of seconds, but it didn’t stop, so I don’t know what the answer is,” Tersigni said. “It’s a great place, but right now, the nature that’s there, it’s not so good. And it’s sad and I hate to see what it turns into.’
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the officer-involved portion of the incident as well as documenting the general crime scene. An Ohio BCI spokesman said two people were injured in the police-involved shooting.