2 people injured in shooting near Ohio school

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio Two people have been shot near a central Ohio elementary school.

Columbus Police Sgt. Elrico Alli says a 14-year-old boy was shot in the leg and is in critical condition. A 20-year-old man also was shot in the foot and is hospitalized in stable condition. Neither has ties to the grade school.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting in front of Liberty Elementary School on Thursday afternoon near dismissal time. Police say no schoolchildren were outside.

Columbus schools spokesman Andrew Marcelain (mar-suh-LAYN') says the school was locked down for about an hour.

Alli says police are interviewing people as part of their investigation.


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