Police Investigate Firearms Incident at Columbus Recreation Center

Police Investigate Firearms Incident at Columbus Recreation Center
Wanted suspects

On Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at 4:54 p.m., Columbus Police officers rushed to the Shirley B. Winston Recreation Center at 5025 Steam Mill Road following reports of a dispute. Witnesses stated that multiple individuals brandished guns during the altercation. However, upon the officers’ arrival, the parties involved had already departed the scene.

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Wanted suspects

As a safety measure, the gymnasium within the recreation center was temporarily closed to forestall any potential escalation. The Columbus Police Department has initiated an investigation into the incident, underscoring their seriousness in addressing firearm-related matters.

Despite the commotion, voting activities, held in a separate area within the Shirley B. Winston Recreation Center, remained unaffected. Voters could continue casting their ballots without disruption.

To ensure the safety of both park visitors and voters, the Columbus Police Department announced increased patrols at local recreation centers in response to the incident. Additionally, authorities have released images of individuals wanted for questioning in connection to the altercation. Anyone with information about their identities is urged to contact (706)653-3400, with the option to remain anonymous.

The community’s well-being, particularly the security of polling places, remains paramount for law enforcement officials as they work to maintain order and safety.

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