Community Prepared To Take Stance After 3 Shootings In 1 Day


A community on edge is prepared to take a stance after three shootings in one day.

All three happened in the Driving Park neighborhood just east of Downtown Columbus.

Once again, crime scene tape, police lights and sirens and medics coming to collect the injured were all over the Columbus neighborhood – a community where people say they are weary from all the violence.

Police say two calls for shooting victims came within five minutes of one another.

One shooting was in the 900 block of Miller Avenue and the other at 883 Lilley Avenue.

Investigators say both victims were taken to Grant Medical Center.

One was in critical condition.

The Lilley Avenue shooting was just steps away from the convenience store, where a clerk was murdered last week.

The fatal shooting was part of an alleged shooting spree by two teens that also left a 17-year-old dead.

That 17-year-old, Lamont Frazier, was laid to rest Thursday afternoon.

Frazier's Grandmother, Sheena Daniels, came to the Lilley Avenue shooting scene because she said she was worried it might have been in retaliation for her grandson's death.

“They told us at the funeral that someone had been shot over here.  And I wanted to go home and change clothes and come here to see.  And I'm going to keep pleading with these young boys until I am blue in the face,” said Daniels

Less than an hour after Daniels left that scene, police were searching for another shooting suspect, nearby, after an armed robbery at the Oakwood Market.

Police and witnesses at the scene said a man was shot in the foot after someone stole his wallet and cell phone.

The alleged victim was found on Champion Avenue and taken to an undisclosed hospital.

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