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Police release surveillance video of 2 persons of interest in deadly west Columbus gym shooting

Tabias Cunningham died after he was shot inside the Esporta Fitness gym off of Hilliard Rome Road on Tuesday.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Division of Police released surveillance video on Monday showing two persons of interest in a deadly shooting of a 23-year-old at a gym on the city’s west side nearly two weeks ago.

The video shows two different angles of the people walking through the front door of the Esporta Fitness gym off Hilliard-Rome Road on the evening of March 28.

NEW VIDEO RELEASED IN GYM HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION Detectives hope newly released surveillance video from inside a west Columbus gym can help lead to the identities of two persons of interest. Tabias Cunningham was shot and killed on March 28, 2023, while playing basketball at the fitness facility located in the 1800 block of Tanglewood Park Boulevard. If you have information that can help with the investigation, please contact the Columbus Police Homicide Bureau at 614-645-4730. Tips can also be made to Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS. For more information on this crime and others like it, please visit our “help us solve a crime” page at www.columbus.gov/helpussolvecrime

Posted by Columbus Division of Police on Monday, April 10, 2023

One person is wearing all black with a red bookbag and the other is also wearing all black with a black bookbag. The video shows the two walking through a hallway toward the back of the gym.

Officers were called to the gym at 8:45 p.m. for a report of a shooting.

Officers found Tabias Cunningham suffering from gunshot wounds. Cunningham was taken to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in critical condition where he was pronounced dead at 9:37 p.m.

Police said the shooter left the scene in a small white vehicle. People outside of the gym tell 10TV the shooting happened on the basketball court.

Police released photos of the persons of interest two days after the shooting as well.

Credit: Columbus Division of Police

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477).

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