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3 people, including 17-year-old, shot in the Short North

A search for a suspect or suspects is ongoing after three people were shot overnight in the 900 block of North High Street.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Three people, including a 17-year-old, were hospitalized early Sunday morning after a shooting in the Short North Arts District, according to the Columbus Division of Police.

Authorities responded to the 900 block of North High Street at 12:51 a.m. Columbus Police Cmdr. Mark Denner said extra officers were nearby and heard shots.

According to Denner, two of the victims were in critical condition while the other victim was described as stable. A police dispatcher told 10TV News that at least one of the victims was transported to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Detectives learned that two groups of males were arguing on High Street. Police said that’s when several of them brought out handguns and began firing at each other.

Police recovered three weapons from the scene, but Denner said they didn't have anyone in custody as of 3:30 a.m. and detectives were still speaking to witnesses at that time. A search for a suspect or suspects is ongoing.

10TV News reached back out to police before noon for an update on possible arrests and were told it's "unclear" whether or not anyone had been taken into custody.

North High Street was closed to traffic overnight from 1st Avenue to 3rd Avenue. It has since reopened.

Statement from the Short North Alliance:

"We’re incredibly saddened that violence occurred in the Short North last night. The safety and well-being of all residents and visitors in our community is always top priority, especially during such major event weekends. In preparation for summer, the City of Columbus recently awarded the Short North Alliance a $250,000 grant to allow for an increase in our safety efforts in the Short North. Thankfully this meant police officers were already in the area and able to respond as quickly as possible last night. With the support of the City of Columbus, we will be continuing to strengthen safety efforts as the summer goes on. For additional information on safety initiatives in the Short North Arts District, visit www.shortnorth.org/communitywellbeing/."

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