Columbus Police have provided details about two separate highway shootings that occurred less than a mile apart and just hours apart. According to authorities, they believe at least one of these shootings was a result of road rage.
Early in the morning, officers were called to the area of interstates 71 and 670 on a report of a shooting. Less than 10 hours prior, officers were called to I 670 between the North Fourth Street and Cleveland Avenue exits for another shooting that tragically resulted in one person’s death. The victim was found with a gunshot wound and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police have identified the deceased as 52-year-old Brett Bennett of Grove City. Authorities have confirmed the discovery of a black Ford F-150 believed to be involved in the incident, but no arrests have been made yet.
Additionally, just after 2:30 am this morning, officers responded to a shooting where a victim reported being struck by gunfire in their vehicle by an unknown person. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital and is expected to survive.
Columbus Police believe last night’s shooting was fueled by road rage. The Ohio State Highway Patrol defines road rage incidents as actions that endanger life or property and reports over 2,000 such incidents statewide in the previous year alone. Detectives are currently investigating both shootings and are urging anyone with information to contact the police. This is Karly Dion reporting for 10TV news..