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Man killed by bullet fired through apartment wall

TNS Regional News • Sep 23, 2013 at 1:07 PM

A man was killed on the Far West Side yesterday when he was hit in the chest by a bullet after it passed through the wall of a neighboring apartment.

Jonathan Gardner, 28, died after being taken to Mount Carmel West hospital by paramedics.

Columbus fire and police were called to 1323 Burnham Drive at 12:50 p.m. after someone called 911 to say a man had been accidentally shot.

Columbus homicide detectives determined that an individual in a nearby apartment unintentionally fired a handgun and the bullet went through a wall, striking Gardner, police said.

The person who fired the gun had not been charged yesterday, police said.


By Jim Woods - The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio (MCT)

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