Teenager killed in shooting on East Side of Columbus

A Columbus police cruiser

A 14-year-old boy was killed early Saturday morning in a shooting on the East Side of Columbus, according to city police.

Lorenzo E. Butler Jr. died in a hospital after Columbus police reported finding him with a gunshot wound in the 1200 block of Fountain Lane. Officers were dispatched at 12:31 a.m. Saturday to investigate a report of a shooting in the residential area west of Big Walnut Park, according to a press release from the Columbus Police Division.

Homicide detectives have not determined any suspects or motives for the shooting.

Anyone with information can call the Columbus Police Division Homicide Bureau at 614-774-7810 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.



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