Columbus police have arrested three suspects for aggravated assault after a drive-by shooting Wednesday night in East Columbus that injured two juveniles.
Chief Fred Shelton told The Dispatch a car containing four people, including the two juveniles, drove by a house on Cypress Street at about 7:25 p.m. and exchanged gunfire with an unknown number of people who were outside.
The two juveniles in the car suffered gunshot wounds and the driver of the car took them to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, where police arrived, made arrests and recovered two firearms from the vehicle, Shelton said.
One juvenile was released after treatment at Baptist, Shelton said. The other was airlifted to an out-of-area hospital.
Christopher Denman, Jesse Walker and Antonio Burnett, all adults of Columbus, have been arrested, and Shelton said more arrests are expected. Police have determined Burnett was in the car at the time of the shooting.
“The victims and suspects knew each other,” he said. “We’re still trying to figure out if there was a previous altercation or what exactly caused this incident.”