Shots reported in Columbus parking lot, officer fires; woman injured

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio police officer discharged a firearm while investigating an altercation, but it’s unclear if a woman injured was hit by the officer’s shot.

Columbus police say officers were in uniform on special duty outside a restaurant and lounge when they heard shots shortly before 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

Police say an officer discharged a firearm, and a female was found with an apparent gunshot wound, but it’s unclear if she was injured in the altercation or by the officer’s shot.

She was taken to a hospital in stable condition. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating.

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