Police are looking for three suspects after a 31-year-old man was held at gunpoint during a home invasion on Garden Drive Monday, according to a Columbus police report.
Officers responded to the 2600 block residence after receiving reports that shots were fired in the area around 5 a.m. When they arrived, they found the victim inside the residence. No injuries were indicated on the report.
The victim told police the suspects pointed a gun at him and shot the house and a vehicle before taking a DJ system and a set of speakers. About $200 in property damage was reported.
The suspects were described as three black men dressed in all black and wearing black masks. They left the scene in a silver car that resembled either a Chrysler 300 or a Dodge Charger.
Anyone with more information should contact Investigative Services at (706) 653-3400.
Previous Garden Drive incidents
Garden Drive — located within an area police designated as Zone 31 — is one of several streets that led police patrol rankings for crime activity in 2013. More than 180 offenses were reported in the area in 2013, which is bordered by Cusseta Road, Brennan Road and Andrews Road.
On Aug. 24, a 27-year-old man was shot in the legs outside an unspecified location on Garden Drive, according to earlier Ledger-Enquirer reports.
A 23-year-old man also reported he was beaten with what seemed to be a pistol and robbed outside a Garden Drive party house in early August.
In March, two men injured during a 2400 block Garden Drive shooting took themselves to the Midtown Medical Center for their injuries. The 22 year old victim was shot in the back and the 36-year-old victim was shot in the arm, according to earlier report.
Three men were arrested after a 36-year-old woman was kidnapped and sexually assaulted at 988 Farr Road after a spirited rap battle at a Garden Drive party house on New Year's Day. Ketorie Glover, 23, Joey Betrail Garron, 28, and Robert Carl Johnson, 23, were later accused of shooting the victim each time and dousing her with gasoline before setting her on fire.
Investigators say the woman was in a coma for three weeks after she was found crying out for help and rushed to the Midtown Medical Center. Doctors had to remove part of her lower intestines and she may lose use of her left arm, according to previous reports.