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37-year-old Charles Smith killed and three others injured in a shooting at The Doll House in Columbus

Columbus police said they are looking for two persons of interest in this shooting incident.



According to the Columbus Division of Police, a shooting that occurred early on Sunday morning at a strip club in the northeastern part of Columbus resulted in the death of one man and injured three others.

Homicide detectives need help identifying two persons of interest connected to a shooting that left one dead and three others injured at a gentleman’s club in northeast Columbus.

On January 29, 2023, officers were called to the 1600 block of Karl Court on a report of a shooting.

Officers located Charles Smith suffering from a gunshot wound and rendered aid until Columbus Fire arrived and pronounced the 37-year-old victim dead. Two other victims were transported to area hospitals to be treated. A fourth victim was grazed by a bullet and treated at the scene.

Contact the Columbus Police Homicide Bureau at 614-645-4730 if you can identify either person of interest. Tips can also be made to Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS.

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