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Police: Man fatally shot near Westgate Park

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Editor's Note: A previous version of this story stated the deceased victim is 19 years old. The copy has since been corrected to say police have not released the deceased victim's age.

A man was fatally shot in the area of Westgate Park Friday night, according to Columbus police.

Police said officers were called to the 3000 block of Wicklow Road near the park for a report of shots fired just before 10:20 p.m.

Other calls to police reported two vehicles involved in a chase and shots being fired between them.

When officers arrived on scene, they went to the area of Parkside Road and South Roys Avenue where the victim was found shot inside a vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:42 p.m.

The name and age of the victim has not been released.

There was a second person, age 19, inside the vehicle at the time of the shooting, but that person was not shot, according to police.

There is currently no information about a suspect.

This is the 88th homicide of 2022 in the city of Columbus.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Columbus Police Homicide Unit at (614) 645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-TIPS (8477).

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