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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Four People Shot in Lincoln Park in Columbus

COLUMBUS - MAY 23, 2023 - At approximately 7:35 p.m. this evening, Columbus police officers responded to the Lincoln Park basketball court near Hamilton Center regarding a report of shots fired. When officers arrived, they located multiple people with gunshot wounds. In total, four persons were transported to area hospitals for medical treatment. At this time, we are not releasing any information regarding the identities or the conditions of the victims. ( See photo comments)


Photo: Columbus Police Reports four persons have been shot at the Basketball courts in Lincoln Park - Three of the gun shot victims have been transported from Columbus Regional Hospital, and then by helicopter to Indianapolis Hospitals in Critical condition


Hamilton Center as well as the park and ball fields at Lincoln Park are currently closed as law enforcement officers continue their investigation.


"We would like to thank the civilian city employees who acted quickly to ensure the safety of persons in the park as well as a large group of people inside Hamilton Center after the incident occurred," in a statement released by the Columbus Police Department.


Anyone with tips or information regarding the case should contact the Columbus Police Department at 812-376-2600.


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