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30-year-old man dead after Hilltop area shooting

Columbus police say they were called to the 700 block of South Highland Avenue on a report of a shooting.
Credit: 10TV

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A man is dead after a shooting on South Highland Avenue Saturday afternoon.

Columbus police say they were called to the 700 block of South Highland Avenue on a report of a shooting around 2:20 p.m.

Officers found the man, identified as 30-year-old Brandon Jeriel Slate, lying in the front yard with multiple gunshot wounds.

The man was taken to Grant Medical Center where they were later pronounced deceased at 2:52 p.m.

The man's death marks the 134th homicide in the city in 2021. 

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.

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