16 year-old shot in head while asleep in parking lot of campus-area restaurant

Jack McLaughlin

A teenager sleeping in a car parked at a fast food restaurant parking lot was shot in the head over the weekend.

According to Columbus Police, just after 2:15 a.m. on Sept. 10, officers responded to a call from a restaurant parking lot located in the 2500 block of N. High St., within the University District.

At the scene, police found a 16 year-old who had been asleep in a car suffering from a gunshot wound to his head.

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The victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition, but later upgraded to stable condition. He is expected to survive, Police said.

A suspect in the case allegedly walked up to the car before firing into it and fleeing on foot. 

If you have information about this incident, contact Columbus Police at 614-645-4141, or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.

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