8-year-old girl, 18-year-old woman injured at Weinland Park

Police said a 28-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection to the shooting.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus police said an 8-year-old girl was shot and an 18-year-old woman was stabbed during a dispute at Weinland Park Saturday evening.

Police responded to a reported shooting at the park on Summit Street just north of East 5th Avenue around 6:15 p.m.

Officers on the scene told 10TV’s Richard Solomon that two groups of people were in a dispute when someone fired a gun. The 8-year-old girl was hit and taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in critical condition.

Police said the girl was rushed into surgery and later told 10TV that the girl’s condition had stabilized at the hospital and she is expected to survive.

A 28-year-old man, whom police have not named, has been arrested and charged with felonious assault in connection to the shooting. Police said he was booked into the Franklin County Jail.

Police added that the woman was stabbed in relation to the dispute. She was transported to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and is expected to be OK.

Officers did not provide further information about a possible suspect or what led to the dispute.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Det. Fulton with the Columbus Division of Police at 614-645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.

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