3 people shot in market’s parking lot; 7-year-old boy dies


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A shooting in the parking lot of a market near downtown Columbus has left a 7-year-old boy dead and another small child and a man wounded.

Police say the boy was shot in the head Friday and died at a hospital. A 4- or 5-year-old child and a 19-year-old man have been hospitalized.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1TZXqq3 ) reports police say they’re questioning three people who might have been involved in the shooting but haven’t arrested anyone.

Investigators believe the children were passengers in a car that was struck by bullets. Police have blocked off an area around the market.

Witness Jay Keen co-owns a nearby body shop. He tells the Dispatch he heard about 15 gunshots and saw “a bunch of little kids” trying to run from the car.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com