A 17-year-old girl is dead following a shooting outside an east Columbus recreation center Thursday night.
Columbus police say they were called to the Far East Community Center around 8:45 p.m. on a report of a shooting.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found 17-year-old Makenzi Ridley suffering from a gunshot wound. She was taken to Mount Carmel East where she died at 9:17 p.m.
Witnesses told police a large group gathered near the recreation center when shots were fired. Most of the people fled the scene when the gunshots went off.
There is currently no suspect information.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Columbus police at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.
This is the 96th homicide in Columbus this year.
Family members are hosting a vigil for Ridley on June 30 at the Retreat at Turnberry Park.