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Columbus police identify man killed in shooting near Weinland Park

According to Columbus police dispatchers, someone called 911 and said a person shot their friend and drove off.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus police are investigating a homicide that happened near Weinland Park Wednesday night. 

According to Columbus police dispatchers, someone called 911 and said a person shot their friend and drove off. Officers responded just before 11:20 p.m. in the area of North 4th Street and East 7th Avenue.

Authorities arrived on the scene and located 20-year-old Tavion Walker in the rear of the alley of N. 4th Street suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. 

Walker was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead at 11:42 p.m. 

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