Public Safety Notice - Columbus

Dear Ohio State Community Member:

You are receiving this notice because a crime has occurred that is considered to be of a concern and/or a continuing threat to the campus community.

The purpose of this message is to heighten your safety awareness by providing community members with information necessary to take appropriate precautions, enable you to take actions to help increase your safety, and to aid in the prevention of similar crimes.

Public Safety Notice For: 
Off Campus
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Alert Code: 
The following crime occurred off campus

On 8/11/18, at approximately 9:43 p.m., an off-campus shooting at 1280 Summit Street led to multiple injuries. The Columbus Division of Police responded and is actively investigating. According to law enforcement, the victims are not associated with The Ohio State University.

We are sharing the following Columbus Police incident summary on behalf of CPD:

On Saturday August 11th, 2018 at approximately 9:43 pm, officers were dispatched to Weinland Park located at 1280 Summit St. on a call of a shooting.  Upon arrival, officers located one (1) victim, a five (5) year old girl, who was suffering from a gunshot wound to her leg.  She was transported to Children's Hospital in stable condition.  As officers were securing the crime scene they were contacted by the medical staff at The Ohio State University Hospital who advised of three (3) additional gunshot victims who arrived in cars to their emergency room. Detectives conducted interviews with the victims… Although there were an estimated 150-200 people attending a party at Weinland Park, officers were only able to identify three (3) people willing to provide a witness statement. Please note there were a total of four (4) victims as a result of this shooting. Anyone with information about this is asked to call Detective Scott Polgar of the Columbus Police Assault Unit at (614-645-0114) or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (614-461-8477).

Victims are never at fault when crimes occur. We remind you to increase your overall safety by being cautious and looking out for one another; being aware of your surroundings and looking assertive; walking with a trusted friend or co-worker, when possible; if a situation makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, choose an alternative. Utilize the university’s transportation services, when possible.

Anyone with information concerning this crime should contact either the University Police, 614-292-2121 or Columbus Police, 614-645-4545. You may also report information anonymously to the Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS or the University Crime Stoppers Tips line at 614-247-TIPS.

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For information about crime off campus, review the Columbus Police website at Helpful links are listed as: Crime Information, Crime Prevention, Offense Reports, and Media Releases.

This Public Safety Notice is issued in compliance with the "Timely Warning" provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998. 34 CFR 668.46(e)