A Columbus Water Works employee escaped serious injury Friday afternoon after multiple gunshots were fired near him at Lake Oliver, police said.
Shots were fired within a few hundred yards of the employee but the man wasn’t hit in the 2 p.m. shooting.
The employee told police that he was near the dam on Water Works property when he heard several shots and the sound of one bullet striking metal near him. After moving to a safe area, he saw what appeared to be bullets striking the water a few hundred yards away near a buoy. Across the lake, two men were seen in the general direction where the shots possibly were fired.
Police found no damage on a pump and railing on the property. A home on Sedgewick Drive was checked for shell casings but none was found.