We’re 6 homicides shy of highest year on record

Columbus is six homicides away from the highest year on record. Holding the record now is 1991 when there were 139 murders.

A particularly heinous and troubling homicide occurred this past Wednesday.

A group of about 20 people were gathered on East Barthman Avenue for a candlelight vigil for man killed earlier in the week.

Then around 9pm, shots rang out.

The Dispatch reports one person at the vigil was killed in the drive-by shooting and three others were injured including a 9-year-old girl.

Here’s a map of where all 133 homicides happened thus far in 2017, courtesy of The Dispatch.


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