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18-year-old injured in shooting on I-71 North in downtown Columbus

The area was shut down for several hours but has since reopened.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — An 18-year-old man was injured in a shooting Saturday night on I-71 North near I-70 West in downtown Columbus.

Columbus police went to the area on the report of a shooting around 9:40 p.m.

The victim told police he was driving along the I-71 North on-ramp. When the ramp decreased to a single lane, the victim got in front of the suspect's vehicle.

Police say the suspect became upset, pulled up on the right side of the victim's car and fired three shots. The victim was hit in his right arm.

He was taken to Grant Medical Center in stable condition.

The area was shut down for several hours but has since reopened.

There were no other witnesses at the scene.

The suspect drove away in an unknown direction.

The suspect's vehicle is described as an older white Nissan Altima.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Columbus Police Felony Assault Unit at 614-645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477).