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Man, 29, dead after shooting at gas station in Hilltop

Police are still looking for the suspects.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A man was shot and killed on the west side of Columbus in the Hilltop area Tuesday morning.

Police said 29-year-old James Johnson was shot in the chest during an argument at a Sunoco gas station near Sullivant Avenue and South Highland Avenue around 3:30 a.m.

He then drove himself to the United Dairy Farmers location at Sullivant Avenue and Hague Avenue for help.

Officers responded to the UDF and medics took Johnson to Grant Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Police are still looking for a suspect.

Police said two men and at least one other suspect in a maroon and gold minivan were involved in shooting Johnson.  They drove away from the scene.

Police said officers were alerted to the shooting by ShotSpotter.

This is the 131st homicide in Columbus in 2020.

Credit: WBNS-TV
Columbus police officers respond to a United Dairy Farmers location at Sullivant Avenue and Hague Avenue where a shooting victim was taken to get help on October 20, 2020.