Two People Shot Near Columbus Elementary & High School


At least two people were reportedly shot near schools in southeast Columbus.

The victims were located in an area near Liberty Elementary School and Independence High School on Whitlow Road in southeast Columbus.

The incident was reported around 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

According to police at the scene, a fight led up to the shooting. At least one person of interest was being interviewed.

Columbus Police say neither of the two victims are affiliated with Liberty Elementary or Independence High School.

The high school students were already dismissed for the day.

The elementary school was in the process of letting out. Students and staff still present at Liberty Elementary were placed on lockdown, but that order was lifted Thursday evening.

20-year-old Tywan Stewart was taken to Grant Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his right let. He was expected to be okay.  A 14-year-old was shot in the leg and was taken to Nationwide Children's Hospital in critical condition, but will also make a full recovery.

Patrol officers located the suspect vehicle on Winter Lane Park. 32-year-old Atica Woolfork was arrested and charged for helping the alleged shooter flee from the scene.

Police issued an arrest warrant for 30-year-old Arthur N. Woolfork

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Columbus Police Assault Unit at 645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 645-TIPS.

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