Man Rushed To Hospital After Shooting In East Columbus


UPDATED: Tuesday April 22, 2014 12:05 PM

Police are investigating a home invasion and shooting in East Columbus.

According to police on scene, the shooting happened just before 8 p.m. Monday at a house in the 6700 block of Tussing Road.

Police said two men broke into the home and confronted the homeowner and his children. The homeowner said the entire fight with the suspects happened in front of a 10-year-old girl. There were also two teens inside the home at the time of the invasion. The homeowner said when the teens heard the commotion they looked downstairs, and the suspects pointed a gun at them.

The suspects eventually shot the homeowner in the leg. He was rushed to Grant Medical Center in critical condition.

The victim's condition was upgraded and he was released early Tuesday morning. When he returned, he gave 10TV an exclusive look inside his home.

The victim says he found the shell casing from the bullet fired at him and a hat one of the two suspects were wearing during Monday's home invasion and shooting. The victim says the red New York Yankees hat belong to the shorter of the two suspects.

The victim says the shorter suspect had facial tattoos and was about 5'5". The other man with a gun was about 6'4" with no hair or tattoos. Neighbors told police they saw the men take off in a grey car with a black hood.

The victim is expected to make a full recovery. Police are still searching for the suspects.

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