The Columbus Dispatch

One dead, one seriously hurt in another violent night in the city

- Bethany Bruner Columbus Dispatch USA TODAY NETWORK

A woman was killed and a 17-yearold boy was critically wounded in separate shootings that were part of another night of extensive gun violence in Columbus.

Around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Columbus police were called to a home on the 800 block of Camden Avenue in the Milo-grogan neighborho­od and found 30-year-old Antonia Smith with a gunshot wound. Smith was rushed to Ohiohealth Grant Medical Center, but died at 11:43 p.m. from her injuries.

A preliminar­y investigat­ion by Columbus police homicide detecitive­s determined that Smith and 52-yearold Jason Kosmo got into an altercatio­n at the home. Kosmo pulled out a firearm and shot Smith, according to police.

Kosmo was arrested and charged with murder. He is being held in the Franklin County jail.

Smith’s death was one of multiple shootings Columbus police were called to investigat­e in just a few hours Tuesday night.

Around 9:45 p.m., Columbus police were called to the 900 block of East 20th Avenue in South Linden and found two 17-year-olds who had been shot. One of the teens is in critical condition while the other was hospitaliz­ed in stable condition, police said.

Homicide detectives are handling the investigat­ion because of the severity of the wounds involving the victim in critical condition. Police have not identified either teen.

Detectives are also continuing to investigat­e after getting a Shotspotte­r alert around 2:30 p.m. for a shooting in the Wedgewood Village Apartments on the city’s West Side. Two people, a man and woman, were found shot, but both are expected to survive.

No informatio­n has been released on a possible motive or suspects in either of those cases. Anyone with informatio­n is asked to call detectives at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS. @bethany_bruner

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