Girl Escapes As Man Is Gunned Down


Columbus Police are investigating a homicide in southwest Columbus.

The shooting happened in the 800 block of Wedgewood Drive near Sullivant Avenue shortly after midnight Wednesday morning.

Police say a 4-year-old girl jumped out of a first floor window to escape the gunfire, and ran to a relative's house.

Officers say 28-year-old Garland W. Willoughby was taken to Mount Carmel West in critical condition, but died at the hospital.

Police are questioning witnesses, but have not arrested the shooter.

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