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19-year-old killed in west Columbus shooting

Police said officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the 300 block of Whitethorne Avenue just after 10:50 p.m.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A 19-year-old was killed in a shooting in the Hilltop area of west Columbus Wednesday night, according to Columbus police.

Officers responded to the 300 block of Whitethorne Avenue just after 10:50 p.m. for reports of gunfire.

When officers arrived, they found Dameire Thornton suffering from a gunshot wound. Thornton was pronounced dead at 11:08 p.m.

No arrests have been made and additional information was not immediately available.

This is the 15th homicide in Columbus this year.

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