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2 teenagers arrested after 14-year-old boy shot and killed in Linden

The shooting happened around 9:20 p.m. Wednesday night.
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Police on scene of a shooting on Medina Avenue on June 24, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus police say two teenage boys are charged with murder after a 14-year-old boy was shot and killed in the Linden area Wednesday night. 

According to police, the shooting happened near the intersection of Loretta and Medina avenues around 9:20 p.m.

When officers arrived at the scene they found 14-year-old Nysier Terry suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was taken to Grant Medical Center and pronounced dead at 9:45 p.m.

Officials say the two teenagers who were arrested are 15 and 16 years old.

One of the teens was arrested Friday on a report of a stolen vehicle. Homicide detectives interviewed the teen, who police say confessed to the shooting, which lead to the arrest of the second teen.

Police say investigators learned that Terry was in a stolen vehicle with two other people when they encountered a group of men walking near the intersection of Republic and Medina avenues. Police say shots were fired from the vehicle.

Authorities say after the shooting, Terry was found lying in the street at the intersection of Loretta Avenue and Medina Avenue. The vehicle he was riding in did not remain the scene.

It is unknown if the two groups exchanged gunfire or if Terry was hurt from the gunshots fired from within the car he was riding in.

Witnesses came forward to identify the suspects, according to police.