Five Questioned After Far East Side Shooting


UPDATED: Wednesday December 12, 2012 12:23 PM

One person was hospitalized and five were questioned Wednesday morning after a shooting on the Far East side.

The shooting occurred at the Comfort Zone bar, located along East Livingston Avenue, around 1 a.m. Police said that a bystander, Tyreece Jefferson, was struck twice in the arm.

Friends transported Jefferson, 30, to Mount Carmel East hospital in stable condition.

Authorities said that they believed a group of people fired shots from a car at another group standing in the in the parking lot. Both groups fired shots.

Numerous shots were fired, littering the parking lot and street with bullet casings. Officers followed the vehicle from which shots were fired and witnessed a gun being tossed from the car.

The vehicle was eventually pulled over along Sherry Court, where they took five people into custody for questioning and released them. One person was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

Police closed the eastbound lanes of Livingston Avenue for four hours while they investigated the shooting.

Anyone with information about the assault is asked to contact the Columbus Division of Police Assault Squad at 614-645-0100.

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