Teenager assaulted, shot while walking in north Columbus

File photo - Columbus police cruisers (WBNS-10TV)

COLUMBUS - Columbus police are investigating after a 17-year-old was assaulted and shot while walking in north Columbus Wednesday evening.

It happened just before 7 p.m. when officers responded to the 3000 block of Hamilton Avenue on a report of a shooting.

The victim was taken to a local hospital where he later stated that he was walking along E. Weber Road when he was approached by two men.

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The men assaulted him and during that assault, gunshots were fired. A bullet hit the 17-year-old in the leg and he is expected to be OK, according to police.

This incident remains under investigation.