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3 women shot during a vigil in South Franklinton; suspect in custody

The shooting happened at an apartment complex in the 700 block of Canonby Place shortly before 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Three women are recovering after being shot during a vigil in southwest Columbus Saturday, according to the Columbus Division of Police.

Officers were called to an apartment complex in the 700 block of Canonby Place, located in the South Franklinton neighborhood, shortly before 3:30 a.m. following reports of a shooting.

Police located three women, all between the ages of 22 and 26, suffering from gunshot wounds. All three victims were taken to Grant Medical Center in critical condition, but are now described as "stable."

Police say the three women were participating in a vigil for a friend that died when the suspect, now identified as 29-year-old Sagittarius Lamar, leaned out of an apartment window and fired several gunshots in the group's direction.

Lamar was taken into custody Saturday and charged with three counts of felonious assault. He was arraigned on those charges Monday morning and issued a $1 million bond.

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