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One dead in Columbus, Ohio, police shooting

Sept 30 (Reuters) – Columbus, Ohio, police fatally shot a
person on Friday while tactical officers were serving a search
warrant, a police spokeswoman said.

The shooting took place in the eastern part of Columbus, the
Ohio state capital, Denise Alex-Bouzounis of the Columbus
Division of Police said in a telephone call.

The person, whom the police did not identify, was pronounced
dead seven minutes after dispatchers received a call about a
shooting, she said.

“Our SWAT unit was out serving a search warrant when this
occurred,” she said.

Witnesses told WBNS-TV that they heard a barrage of gunfire,
the station reported.

(Reporting by Ian Simpson; Additional reporting by Tim
McLaughlin in Chicago; Editing by Richard Chang)


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