We are sharing the below information on behalf of the Columbus Division of Police for a crime that occurred in the off-campus area.
On 09/16/2021, at approximately 3 p.m., Columbus Police responded to a shooting in the area of 1900 N. 4th Street. The victim is not an Ohio State student, faculty or staff member. Details are limited at this time but CPD confirms that one person was shot and later died at the hospital.
CPD remains on scene and is actively investigating this crime. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call the Columbus Division of Police at 614-645-4545.
Crimes are never the fault of a victim. The Ohio State University Police Division encourages everyone to lock doors and windows. When possible, please walk with friends or coworkers and always be aware of your surroundings, especially at night. If you see something, say something: report suspicious behavior by calling police.
Additional safety resources are available at: https://dps.osu.edu/resources. Wellness resources are also available. Students in need of assistance are encouraged to use:
Students can take advantage of a variety of other according to interest and need. CCS also provides guidance for ways faculty and staff can support students. Faculty and staff are encouraged to use the Employee Assistance Program or Your Plan For Health.
The Ohio State University Police Division carefully considers information contained in safety notices. All decisions are handled on a case-by-case basis with the safety of our campus community in mind. Law enforcement officers and dispatchers are trained to interview witnesses in an effort to obtain as much information as possible, such as build, hair style, hair color, facial hair, skin tone, eye color, tattoos or identifying marks, teeth, clothing, shoes, etc. OSUPD may limit the use of race, or other descriptors, unless accompanied by a detailed description of the suspect. In an effort to share information in a timely manner, details may be limited and are based on information known or reported at the time.