Fri. Jan 27th, 2023

An Ohio woman died after being shot in the chest on the west side of Columbus Saturday morning.

Columbus Police said officers responded to the 100 block of Belvidere Avenue around 1:40 a.m. Saturday morning on a report of a shooting while on the way to investigate a ShotSpotter alert in the area.

Officers found the victim at the scene with a gunshot wound and stayed with her until medics with Columbus Fire Department arrived.

The victim, identified as 25-year-old Jamika Summerville, was taken to Grant Medical Center in critical condition. She was pronounced dead at 2:16 a.m.

Summerville worked with Columbus City Schools Highland community as a special education instructional assistant for nearly five years.

The district said she was a friend to staff, students, and the community.

The district’s CARE and Wellness teams will be available to support students and staff who are grieving.

At this time there is no word on any potential suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call Columbus Police at 614 645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614 461-8477.

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By Buffy Gunner

Independent Journalist + Business Owner | Lover of all things true crime. Mantra: Only YOU can be YOU. | Los Angeles Born | buffygunner@illicitdeeds.com