3 women shot dead, in critical condition, while attending wake for deceased friend in Columbus

Three women were shot while attending a vigil in southwest Columbus on Saturday night.

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Columbus police responded to an apartment complex in the 700 block of Canonby Place in the South Franklinton neighborhood just before 3:30 a.m. to reports of a shooting, a spokesperson wrote. from the police department in a press release on their website.

Officers discovered three women with gunshot wounds when they arrived at the scene. As a result, doctors were dispatched to the apartment complex to transport the women to Grant Medical Center.

All three were listed as critical condition. However, after treatment, they stabilized and recovered from their injuries.

A subsequent survey revealed that the women were between 22 and 26 years old.

It was discovered that they were attending a wake for a deceased friend.

The investigation also identified the suspected shooter.

Sagittarius Lamar, 29, allegedly leaned out of an apartment window and fired several shots in the direction of the three women.

The Law Enforcement Department filed a request for the arrest of Lamar who was now wanted on three counts of felony assault.

The Columbus Police Department led the investigation into the shooting.

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