Columbus police investigating 2 shootings in Linden

Columbus police on scene of shooting on 17th Avenue (Bob Donnelly/WBNS)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus police are investigating two separate shootings, one fatal, in the Linden area Tuesday night.

The first shooting happened on Loretta Avenue around 9:45 p.m. One victim was taken to Grant Medical Center and is "not stable" according to a dispatcher.

A sergeant on scene says this shooting happened after a robbery.

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The second shooting happened on 17th Avenue near Louis Avenue around 9:50 p.m.

Police say Linda Cowans, 61, was shot shortly before 10:00 p.m. Tuesday night at her home. She was taken to Grant Medical Center where she later died.

It is unknown if the two shootings are related.

There is currently no information on suspects in either shooting.

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