ShotSpotter helps police find 2 people injured in shooting in south Columbus

Columbus police on scene of a double shooting in south Columbus (Bill Oldani/WBNS-10TV)
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COLUMBUS - Columbus Police found two people shot in south Columbus, thanks to detection software recently installed in the area.

Officers arrived at the 700 block of East Whittier Street shortly after 9:30 p.m. Friday night after ShotSpotter detected gunfire in the area.

Authorities found a 29-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the leg. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK.

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An 18-year-old man was found about a block away near Heyl and Reinhard Avenues with a gunshot wound to his stomach. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Police believe an argument or fight happened near the intersection of East Whittier Street and Carpenter Street moments before the shooting.

Officers have not made an arrest in this case or provided any information on a possible suspect.

The city of Columbus installed ShotSpotter this year in the Hilltop, Linden and south Columbus neighborhoods. Columbus Police say the technology works and helps officers cut down on response times.

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