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Mayor Ginther enforcing citywide curfew, more measures in response to mass shooting

Mayor Ginther enforcing citywide curfew, more measures in response to mass shooting

Sav McKee

Last weekend, at approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning, ten individuals were victims of a mass shooting in the Short North, leaving all ten injured. While one person turned himself in, Columbus Police believe at least four shooters remain at large.

In response to the gun violence around our city, city leaders said they’re significantly increasing police presence in the area. After a meeting on Tuesday evening with community members, police, and city officials, leaders decided to take more action.

Starting this weekend, police in uniform, plain clothes, on foot, and on their bikes will voluntarily work overtime through the police initiative called Operation Moonlight. While the Short North will be a focus point for more vigilance, other high-volume areas will be patrolled between midnight and 4:30 a.m., including parking lots and parking garages. More cameras and lights will also be displayed throughout the street.


Mayor Ginther also said that authorities will be enforcing the already-in-place city curfew for teenagers ages 13-17. All 13 year olds must be home an hour after sunset, while 14-17 year olds must be home by midnight. The curfew ends at 4:30 a.m. 

If a juvenile is found violating the curfew, they’ll be transported to a holding center, where they’ll then have to be picked by their parents.

Mayor Ginther remarked that these measures will be in place until further notice.

Stay safe this weekend!

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