Police: Man fatally shoots niece, wounds nephew in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Columbus say a man fatally shot his niece and critically wounded his nephew at his home on the city’s east side.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2a90Vwk ) that a 12-year-old girl died in the house and a 10-year-old boy suffered injuries to his stomach and arm. He’s at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The shootings happened around 5:40 p.m. Sunday.

Police say a 59-year-old man was taken into custody at the scene. He is to be charged later Sunday night.

Further details were not available.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com