Columbus police looking for suspect after woman shot twice in Linwood area

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus police are investigating after a woman was shot twice Monday in the Linwood area.

According to Columbus police, the shooting happened at a home in the 3500 block of Seabrook Avenue, near East Livingston Avenue.

Authorities say an initial call reporting a domestic incident was received just after 5 p.m. About an hour later, another call was received reporting that shots had been fired at the home.

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When officers responded, they found a woman who had been shot multiple times. Police say the woman said she was moving out of the home when her ex-boyfriend Norman Watkins, Jr. arrived and started damaging her property.

According to police, the woman also said a fight broke out between Watkins and another person. Following the fight, police say Watkins called other people to come to the house.

Witnesses at the scene told police one of the people that one of the people Watkins called over to the house began firing shots at the home, and the victim was hit in her right leg and and the right side of her chest.

That suspect then fled the scene.

The woman who was shot was taken to Mt. Carmel East Hospital and is currently listed in stable condition.

Police say Watkins was arrested on domestic violence charges for the incident that happened prior to the shooting.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Det. Deryl Kowalski with the Columbus Police Felony Assault Unit at 614-645-4189 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477).