Gun Violence

Dan Konik

Ohio lawmakers will once again consider a bill to guarantee that state and local governments can’t seize guns or close gun stores or ranges during declared emergencies.

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.

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has signed into law a gun rights bill eliminating an individual's duty to retreat before using force.

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


The Ohio House has passed the controversial "Stand Your Ground" gun law that removes the "duty to retreat" requirement before lethal force may be used in self-defense.

Columbus City Council members are examining how police officers are dispatched and other potential reforms in 2021.

Ohio lawmakers this week were supposed to take up a controversial gun bill allowing  concealed weapons in more places and expanded access for gun owners, but that has been delayed until after Thanksgiving.

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.

Columbus and Dayton officials today filed a lawsuit seeking a court order against Ohio's Bureau of Criminal Investigation to fix gaps in the state’s criminal background check process. 

Columbus Division of Police

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.

Columbus Division of Police

Bond is set at 1.5 million dollars for the man accused of firing into a car and wounding five people in Italian Village on Monday. 

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police say five people, including three children, were injured in a shooting in the 100 block of Brickel Street in Italian Village Monday. 

Bond is set at 5 million dollars for the suspect in the Sunday fatal shooting of an Ohio State University student.

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.

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies say one person was killed Sunday at a gun show at the former Westland Mall property. 

Columbus police say a shooting inside a Hilltop home on Saturday left two people dead and a third critically injured. 

Cincinnati Police

Cincinnati police have arrested a suspect in one of the four fatal shootings this past weekend.  

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

Columbus police say two shootings in Linden on Thursday appear to be connected.


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

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther is calling on residents to help address the recent rise in gun violence.  

Columbus police say at least seven people were injured over the weekend in multiple shootings.  

Columbus police say gunfire over the weekend wounded a 3-year-old Hilltop girl as she slept on a couch and four people at a vigil for a homicide victim. 

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

A Columbus faith-based organization  has sent letters requesting meetings with the mayor and head of the police union to discuss changes to the Columbus Division of Police. 

Dan Skinner talks with Ethan Nichols & Gillian Murray from Ohio Students for Gun Legislation about gun safety and legislation amidst the current pandemic. With suicide and domestic voiolence on the rise durring stay-at-home orders, the group offers new perspectives on these issues and more, and offers some general thoughts on student advocacy.


Columbus police say five people are hospitalized following four shootings that occurred within 30 minutes of each other last night.