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Ohio, United States: 1 killed, 5 injured in shooting at Columbus vigil

A woman driving by a vigil for a shooting victim was fatally shot in the head, and five others were wounded, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio.

The incident happened on Saturday in Columbus after a small group gathered for a vigil in the parking lot of a Dollar General store. The vigil was for Jarrin Hickman, who was murdered at the location one year earlier, the sheriff’s office said in a statement to reporters.

Around 7:30pm a dark-colored SUV drove by the vigil and people inside the vehicle began shooting into the crowd. Five people were hit by gunfire, including a 12-year-old child. All five were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries, the release said.




Latoya Carpenter, 39, was driving past the Dollar General when the shooting started. A bullet hit her in the head, causing her vehicle to crash into a parked car near the store. Carpenter was pronounced dead at the scene.

The shooting is under investigation and officers are searching for the suspects.