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Police: Woman dead, 3 men injured in north Columbus bar shooting

Police believe the shooting stemmed from an altercation inside the bar and spilled onto the parking lot.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A woman is dead and three men were hurt in a shooting at a north Columbus bar early Friday morning.

Around 1:45 a.m., police were called to Podunk’s Bar located on 1644 East Dublin-Granville Road.

According to the Columbus Division of Police, arriving officers found multiple people who were involved in a shooting.

Three people were taken to area hospitals to receive life-saving treatment. A man took himself to a hospital and is expected to recover from his injuries. 

According to Columbus police, a woman, identified as 36-year-old Laurance Ball, succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at 2:56 a.m.

Police added that one of the men is not expected to recover from his injuries and another is in stable but critical condition.

Police believe the shooting stemmed from an altercation inside the bar and spilled onto the parking lot.

Wayne Carvel Anthony Lee Coffman has been charged with murder and felonious assault in connection to the shooting.

The woman’s death marks the 22nd homicide in the city of Columbus this year.

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

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