Jeffery Newsome of Columbus was shot in the face outside his Bell Street home early this morning.
Columbus police say that Newsome had just returned home about 4 a.m. after being out with friends.
He was shot in the face and, though, the wound isn't life threatening, he was unable to speak.
There were no eye witnesses but people in the area heard the shot and called for help.
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Newsome was taken to the hospital.