Police: Man hit by stray bullet in front of Short North business

A man was shot outside Monarch Bar (WBNS/10TV)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Police are investigating after a man was hit by a stray bullet early Friday morning in front of a business in the Short North.

Columbus police say the shooting happened in front of Monarch, a bar located at 700 North High Street. A call about the shooting was received by police around 2:15 a.m.

Officials say when officers responded to the scene, the victim was found down the street. He had been shot one time in the face, according to police.

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Authorities say it's believed that as people were leaving the business, a fight broke out between unknown individuals. Investigators say someone pulled out a gun and fired it at least three times.

The victim was taken to Grant Medical Center for treatment and is expected to survive.

Police have not issued any information about a suspect.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Columbus Police Felony Assault Unit at 614-645-4141 or Crime Stoppers at 645-TIPS (8477).

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