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Columbus Homicides

Columbus Police continue investigating Saturday’s shooting at Bicentennial Park that left a 16-year-old girl dead and five other teenagers and young adults wounded.

The city of Columbus announced new initiatives and an expansion of some existing efforts to stem a spike in homicides and violent crimes. Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther unveiled the first of several new ideas from discussions he's held since the start of the year with community members, faith leaders, law enforcement, and high school students.

The City of Columbus saw 175 homicides in 2020, shattering the record of 143 set in 2017.  

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Columbus police say two women were stabbed and killed Tuesday, and the suspect is hospitalized in critical condition after attempting to commit suicide.

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther today released his proposed 2021 General Fund budget, a $964 million plan that maintains basic services and the city's Rainy Day Fund while also avoiding layoffs and furloughs.

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Columbus police have arrested a suspect in a July homicide near School and Spruce Streets. 

Columbus police say a shooting Friday morning at a fast food restaurant on West Broad Street has left the manager dead and an employee wounded.

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Columbus Police Chief Thomas Quinlan says a social media rumor about a weekend murder in the OSU campus area is false.  

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Columbus police say an Ohio State University student was killed in an early Sunday morning shooting near campus. 

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is calling for stronger gun laws.  

Columbus police have released the names of two people killed in a shooting at a Hilltop home Saturday that left a third person critically injured. 

Columbus police have identified the city's 101st homicide victim of the year. 

Three people remain hospitalized following an early Saturday morning shooting in Columbus.  

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Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther says the city is taking steps to address a wave of gun violence.

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

Columbus police say three people including a 15-year-old boy were shot and killed over the weekend, and a 15-year-old girl was wounded by gunfire in a fourth case. 

Columbus police are investigating a triple shooting early this morning on the south side. 

Columbus police have released the name of the victim in the city's 15th homicide of the year. 

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A Columbus man is scheduled to appear in court today on charges of murdering another man on Sunday. 

Columbus police have arrested a 16-year-old on felony assault charges in a death on December 5. 

Columbus police are asking for the public's help in finding a suspect in the city's 97th homicide of the year. 

Columbus police have released the name of the victim of the city's 73rd homicide of the year. 

Columbus police say a husband and wife were shot and killed in their north Linden home on Thursday.

Columbus police have identified the victim of the city's first homicide of 2019. 

Columbus police have identified the victim of the city's 100th homicide of the year. 

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Columbus officials Tuesday provided an update on the city's safety strategy, and the mayor offered a glimpse at his 2019 budget proposal. 

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Columbus police have identified the two people found dead inside of a van parked on a Hilltop street on Sunday. 

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Columbus police have made an arrest in a double-murder Sunday on the Hilltop. 

Columbus police have identified the man who was shot and killed early Tuesday on the east side. 

Columbus police say the homicide rate so far this year is 17 percent below the pace that set a record in 2017. 

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