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Victim identified in east Columbus homicide

Columbus police said the shooting happened just before 12:30 a.m. in the area of Rainbow Park and Rhoads Avenue, across the street from Driving Park.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A man was killed in an east Columbus shooting early Friday morning.  

Columbus police said the shooting took place just before 12:30 a.m. in the area of Rainbow Park and Rhoads Avenue, across the street from Driving Park.

When officers arrived, they found 22-year-old Efrem Blackwell Jr. lying in the street. He was pronounced dead at 12:39 a.m.

Police said they are going door-to-door looking for any witnesses or any cameras that may have been pointed in the direction of the shooting. 

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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