One killed in shooting on West Side | The Columbus Dispatch

One person was killed early today in a shooting on the West Side. Police were called to Whitethorne Avenue just north of Sullivant Avenue around 1 a.m., where they found a vehicle with two people inside who had been shot. Full Story
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Big Hank

Columbus, OH

#1 Dec 3, 2009
Just another day in paradise...... condolences to family and friends left behind.
ObamaTriesHarder ThanBush

Fort Myers, FL

#4 Dec 3, 2009
Screw Afghanistan, bring the troops to Columbus. Stimulus II, bring back the draft and deploy troops at home.
Mike

Marysville, OH

#5 Dec 3, 2009
Is it possible for you Columbus idiots to go one day without a murder??
Veteran from Columbus

New York, NY

#6 Dec 3, 2009
Mike wrote:
Is it possible for you Columbus idiots to go one day without a murder??
Luv, murder is everywhere..or do you not watch/read CNN.....Cols crime cases are small compared to most BIG cities.....

“jimmy agler”

Since: Jul 09

grandview hts

#7 Dec 3, 2009
i thought all those concelaed carry permits were going to lower crime
Redd

Columbus, OH

#8 Dec 3, 2009
You people are seriously "Loco"...A life was lost, a family left behind...You lames act as if your the high and mighty himself! You throw out your rude an ignorant comments, You have know regards for the families nor their feelings. Do you have no home training? Did mommy and daddy not show you enough attention???

Really save the negativity and show some respect!
For all you know these people were hardworkers. They could have been robbed or anything...
Mike

Marysville, OH

#9 Dec 3, 2009
jimmy agler wrote:
i thought all those concelaed carry permits were going to lower crime
They might if every place in the city would not post a sign prohibiting firearms
Sick of the BS

Reynoldsburg, OH

#10 Dec 3, 2009
Wild Wild west....Wild Wild west....that's why I don't even go on that side of town....
Mike

Marysville, OH

#11 Dec 3, 2009
Veteran from Columbus wrote:
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Luv, murder is everywhere..or do you not watch/read CNN.....Cols crime cases are small compared to most BIG cities.....
I know that is the false belief that Columbus has but in reality they are almost right on par with L.A. Honestly most of these murders happen because of drugs, pansy little street thug gang members, or robberies committed by worthless lazy waste of human lives
Civic Activist

Columbus, OH

#12 Dec 3, 2009
I heard the shots. One, then four. I knew someone had died. I live three streets from the scene. Not the first time I've heard it, and I'm sure it's not the last.

While Mayor Coleman tries to press gang the residents of Highland West to accept bicycle lanes on West Broad St., we have 10 empty houses in practically each block, and the whores and drug dealers are running rampant. Hey, Coleman, wake up and get more police on the streets. Give them bike lanes, if you want, but get them on the street. You are full of promises and never deliver. You are making matters worse with your seared conscience. I will never vote for you again. In fact, like most of my other Democrat friends, I will be voting Republican next time.

You are a disgrace and have done nothing for this City this term except raise taxes, cut policing, shut down parks and rec centers, put in high cost housing, and parks in downtown Columbus, with huge tax incentives for the (rich) buyers (can't they afford the full property tax?)

Get a clue man.
Vox Populi

Galloway, OH

#13 Dec 3, 2009
Civic Activist wrote:
I heard the shots. One, then four. I knew someone had died. I live three streets from the scene. Not the first time I've heard it, and I'm sure it's not the last.
While Mayor Coleman tries to press gang the residents of Highland West to accept bicycle lanes on West Broad St., we have 10 empty houses in practically each block, and the whores and drug dealers are running rampant. Hey, Coleman, wake up and get more police on the streets. Give them bike lanes, if you want, but get them on the street. You are full of promises and never deliver. You are making matters worse with your seared conscience. I will never vote for you again. In fact, like most of my other Democrat friends, I will be voting Republican next time.
You are a disgrace and have done nothing for this City this term except raise taxes, cut policing, shut down parks and rec centers, put in high cost housing, and parks in downtown Columbus, with huge tax incentives for the (rich) buyers (can't they afford the full property tax?)
Get a clue man.
Sounds like someone better listen to this person!

Yeah, seeks like we're always hearing about a tragedy on the west side fo Columbus. What's the deal up there?
westsider

Columbus, OH

#14 Dec 3, 2009
not all areas of the westside are full of thugs and gangsters.
Big Hank

Columbus, OH

#15 Dec 3, 2009
Mike wrote:
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I know that is the false belief that Columbus has but in reality they are almost right on par with L.A. Honestly most of these murders happen because of drugs, pansy little street thug gang members, or robberies committed by worthless lazy waste of human lives
Stay in Homer, Mikey, where you can live in your bubble. Try looking at the obits today - a 22-year old kid was also murdered - in Gallia County. It IS happening everywhere. I suppose professional golfers married to gorgeous supermodels would never cheat on their wives either.....
Big Hank

Columbus, OH

#16 Dec 3, 2009
Vox Populi wrote:
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Sounds like someone better listen to this person!
Yeah, seeks like we're always hearing about a tragedy on the west side fo Columbus. What's the deal up there?
Unfortunately, vox, it is on ALL sides of the city - north, south, east, west AND downtown. It just isn't Columbus either. As the economy continues to suck and people get more desperate, it isn't going to get better, either.
Mike

Marysville, OH

#17 Dec 3, 2009
Big Hank wrote:
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Stay in Homer, Mikey, where you can live in your bubble. Try looking at the obits today - a 22-year old kid was also murdered - in Gallia County. It IS happening everywhere. I suppose professional golfers married to gorgeous supermodels would never cheat on their wives either.....
I know it is happening everywhere, my point is this is Columbus, Ohio. Columbus is a nobody city in the scheme of things and yet we have all the crime and murder rates of a major city. In an ideal world this would not happen anywhere but lets face it, people are stupid insane animals
Big Hank

Columbus, OH

#18 Dec 3, 2009
Mike wrote:
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I know it is happening everywhere, my point is this is Columbus, Ohio. Columbus is a nobody city in the scheme of things and yet we have all the crime and murder rates of a major city. In an ideal world this would not happen anywhere but lets face it, people are stupid insane animals
People are definitely less respectful of property and life these days, but is that a reason to call people who live in the 12th largest metro area in the country "Columbus idiots"? That's kinda like coming up with a monniker for the good people of Homer that throws them all into one category. Kinda like calling SE Ohioans "Appalachian trailer trash", all rural communities a "bunch of hayseeds" or all Youngstown folks "gang bangers and mafia thugs". Doesn't make sense to paint with such a broad brush, and it does make people that do so look not too bright.
Mike

Marysville, OH

#19 Dec 3, 2009
Big Hank wrote:
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People are definitely less respectful of property and life these days, but is that a reason to call people who live in the 12th largest metro area in the country "Columbus idiots"? That's kinda like coming up with a monniker for the good people of Homer that throws them all into one category. Kinda like calling SE Ohioans "Appalachian trailer trash", all rural communities a "bunch of hayseeds" or all Youngstown folks "gang bangers and mafia thugs". Doesn't make sense to paint with such a broad brush, and it does make people that do so look not too bright.
I don't live in Homer, I have never even been there. That is where the server I connect through must be located.
Big Hank

Columbus, OH

#20 Dec 3, 2009
Mike wrote:
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I don't live in Homer, I have never even been there. That is where the server I connect through must be located.
Ah, the wonders of technology - I am not in Laurelville either. But you get what I'm saying, I am sure.
ohiojim - Columbus

United States

#21 Dec 3, 2009
Veteran from Columbus wrote:
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Luv, murder is everywhere..or do you not watch/read CNN.....Cols crime cases are small compared to most BIG cities.....
Crime cases are SMALL in Columbus? You must live in the suburbs. I think the hardworking, law-abiding people who live within a mile or so of these murders -
and all the other just-about-nightly murders in Columbus - would disagree with you.
Police get around THIRTY "shots fired" reports PER NIGHT in our fair city (it's a fact, look it up). Only a small or uninformed mind would downplay the seriousness of those
conditions. I suggest you spend a night driving - or better yet, walking - around
Linden, or the near East side, or the Bottoms on the West side, or anywhere south of German Village - and see how safe you feel. When violent crime occurs anywhere, there's
nothing "small" about it.
Civic Activist

Columbus, OH

#23 Dec 3, 2009
ohiojim - Columbus wrote:
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Crime cases are SMALL in Columbus? You must live in the suburbs. I think the hardworking, law-abiding people who live within a mile or so of these murders -
and all the other just-about-nightly murders in Columbus - would disagree with you.
Police get around THIRTY "shots fired" reports PER NIGHT in our fair city (it's a fact, look it up). Only a small or uninformed mind would downplay the seriousness of those
conditions. I suggest you spend a night driving - or better yet, walking - around
Linden, or the near East side, or the Bottoms on the West side, or anywhere south of German Village - and see how safe you feel. When violent crime occurs anywhere, there's
nothing "small" about it.
Jim: You are right. It is frightening, and it is frustrating when you have a drug dealer living behind you, prostitutes selling their wares in front of your house and nightly shots fired. Mayor Coleman, are you hearing this? We are tired of it, but you don't seem to understand that the inner city is no more, it is the "near" outskirts that need help. Surely with all of the projects you have destroyed over on the near east side, there are some officers you could spare for the west side or those other impoverished areas? Like I said before, come on Man...forget about bike paths and clean up the streets.

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