Police identify man killed in South Linden shooting

Officers with the Columbus Division of Police found 31-year-old Anthony Elmore suffering from visible injuries in the yard of a house.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A 31-year-old man who was fatally shot in the South Linden neighborhood Tuesday evening has been identified by Columbus police.

Police said ShotSpotter alerted officers to a shooting in the 1100 block of East 16th Avenue, just off Cleveland Avenue, around 7:30 p.m.

Officers searched the area and found the victim, Anthony Elmore, in the yard suffering from visible injuries. Elmore’s location was not far from where the ShotSpotter picked up the shooting, police said.

Medics pronounced Elmore dead at 8:44 p.m., according to police.

During the search, officers also found a house on the corner of Cleveland and East 16th avenues with about 25 bullet holes in it.

The incident remains under investigation.

Elmore’s death is the 128th in Columbus this year.

Editor’s Note: The initial age of Anthony Elmore given to 10TV by the Columbus Division of Police was 21. Police later clarified that Elmore was 31. This story has been updated to reflect that change. 

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