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Police identify 17-year-old killed in north Columbus shooting

Officers received a call Wednesday just after 9:30 p.m. on a report of shots fired to the area of Deewood Loop and Deewood Drive.
Credit: WBNS - Bill Price

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus police have identified the 17-year-old who died after a double shooting in north Columbus.

Officers received a call Wednesday just after 9:30 p.m. on a report of shots fired to the area of Deewood Loop and Deewood Drive.

Police located what they believed was a scene of an incident that happened in the rear of the 6100 block of Deewood Loop W.

Police say Major Harris III, 17, and an 18-year-old were the two victims who walked into St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville with gunshot wounds.

Harris later died from his injuries.

The 18-year-old was taken to Mount Carmel East and is expected to be OK.

The motive behind this incident remains under investigation.

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