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Breaking News: Shooting at Columbus Ohio Elementary School

A shooting was reported near Columbus, Ohio's Liberty Elementary School.
A shooting was reported near Columbus, Ohio's Liberty Elementary School.

Details are still sketchy, but there has been a shooting at a Columbus Ohio Elementary School. Initial details indicate that students at Liberty Elementary School on the Southeast side of Columbus were in the process of being dismissed for the day when the shootings occurred. Students at Independence High School had already been dismissed.

What is known is that the two people who were shot sustained the gunshot wounds on the outside of Liberty Elementary School. While 10TV says the school is located at 2901 Whitlow Rd., other websites list the address as 2949. Nearby Independence High School, at 5175 E. Refugee Rd, had already been dismissed when the shootings occurred at approximately 3:30pm Thursday afternoon, April 10.

Staff and students remained in the building well after the normal dismissal time, after staff ushered students back inside the building as they were in the process of dismissal when the fight and subsequent shooting took place in the parking lot.

Two people are known to have been shot. 10TV indicates that one victim was taken to Grant Hospital, which is in Downtown Columbus, and the other victim was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, on the near east side of Columbus Ohio.

One individual, who Columbus Police officials are calling a “person of interest” has been taken into custody and is being questioned. The gender, name and age of the suspect is not known at this time. The names of the shooting victims were also not immediately released pending notification of family members. The condition of the two people who were shot is not immediately known.

More details will be released as they become available.