The incident occurred on the town’s southeast aspect, FOX 28 of Columbus reported.
The vigil exterior a Greenback Normal retailer in a buying plaza was marking the one-year anniversary of the taking pictures demise of a 28-year-old man, the Columbus Dispatch reported.
On Saturday night time, the fatality was a 32-year-old lady, recognized as LaToya Renee Carpenter, who was struck whereas driving within the buying heart’s car parking zone, in accordance with the newspaper.
“I don’t know what to do. I can’t imagine it. It’s simply unbelievable,” the sufferer’s fiancé, Perez Williams, 50, informed the Dispatch.
The 5 wounded folks had been every in secure situation in native hospitals, Columbus police Lt. Dan Hargus informed the newspaper.
Vigil attendees had connected balloons to a utility pole close to the spot the place they gathered, and posted messages with the title of Jarrin Hickman, the sufferer of a taking pictures one 12 months in the past within the car parking zone, throughout a drug deal, the report stated.
A witness named Jacqueline Bailey informed the Dispatch that Saturday’s gunfire got here from an SUV touring previous the buying plaza.
Carpenter had pushed to the plaza intending to purchase some snacks, her fiancé informed the newspaper, and deliberate to select up her 11-year-old daughter at her sister’s home afterward. After she was struck by gunfire, her automobile crashed into one other automobile within the lot, witnesses informed the paper.