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CDP Asks Witnesses To Weekend Shootings To Come Forward

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Columbus City and police officials are asking anyone who witnessed any of the eight weekend shootings in the city to come forward.  

Police Chief Thomas Quinlan says ten people were shot, three have died, and all were under the age of 26:
 
Quinlan referenced a rash of drug overdoses in Franklin County, including 15 overdose fatalities in a recent 72 hour period. He says the division will implement a youth services unit to better connect with young people and build trust. Columbus pastor Michael Young says  violence cripples the community, and it's time to recognize the value of life:

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Officials attribute the increase in part to the COVID-19 pandemic and illegal guns. Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther says state and federal laws limit the city's ability to enact stronger gun laws. He says the city is working to find more productive activities for youth during these trying times.

 

Mike Foley joined WCBE in February 2000, coming from WUFT in Gainesville, Florida. Foley has worked in various roles, from producing news and feature stories to engineering Live From Studio A sessions. A series of music features Foley started in 2018 called Music Journeys has grown into a podcast and radio show. He also assists in developing other programs in WCBE's Podcast Experience. Foley hosts The Morning Mix, a weekday music show featuring AAA, Columbus-area and Ohio-based musicians, along with additional artists that inspire him.
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