2 People Shot Inside East Columbus Mall Were Not The Intended Targets


Two teenagers are charged in an east Columbus mall shooting that left two people injured.

Saturday, Columbus Police said the two shot were not the intended targets.

The shooting happened shortly after 4:30 p.m. at Eastland Mall on South Hamilton Road on Friday.

A witness tells 10TV that she saw six men, all but one carrying guns, walk into the mall.

"One of them said 'I'm going to shoot that guy. I'm going to get him,'" the witness says.

63-year-old Arthur Felder and a 17 year old boy were shot in the legs.

The witness says she does not believe those victims were the group's intended targets. "I think these guys that got shot were innocent bystanders. They were from stores, I think. One was from a store and they said one was from out-of-town visiting."

Police said the gunfire was the result of a clash between rival gangs. Officers said it started over memorial t-shirts that were being made at a mall kiosk.

18-year-old Homer Hill and a 16-year-old boy are both are charged with felonious assault and carrying a concealed weapon.

The victims' injuries are not life-threatening.

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