20-year-old man killed, 1 injured in north Columbus shooting


COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus police are investigating after one person died and another was injured in a shooting Sunday evening.

According to police, the shooting happened in the 2000 block of Webster Canyon Court. The call came in at around 6:30 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers found an injured man, identified as 20-year-old Sylvonte Watkins, lying in a parking lot, suffering from a gunshot wound.

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Medical crews transported Watkins to Riverside Methodist Hospital in critical condition. He later died.

Officers also located another victim, a 21-year-old male, at the scene. He was taken to Ohio State Wexner Medical Center in stable condition.

Police say their initial investigation revealed that the two victims were standing together when they were both shot.

This is the 15th homicide in Columbus this year.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at (614) 645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-TIPS.