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Man shot 9 times drives to Columbus gas station

A man who had been shot nine times managed to drive his bullet-riddled car to a Columbus gas station Sunday night.

Columbus Police Department Lt. Mark D. Starling said Frank S. Moreno, 22, was found at 11 p.m. in the driver's seat of his Toyota Camry in the parking lot at the Corner Cupboard gas station, located on 3475 Victory Drive. Starling said Moreno had been shot nine times in his chest, abdomen, legs and face. He was taken to The Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.

Starling said the assault did not occur at the gas station, but investigators suspect he was shot somewhere nearby, then drove to Corner Cupboard where he passed out.

"Because of his injuries, we believe it happened pretty close to the parking lot," Starling said.

Starling said two police officers were across the street filling out reports when citizens came over to tell them about a gunshot victim.

Seven shots were also fired into Moreno's car, and Starling said Columbus police found plenty of evidence in the car. At this time, Moreno cannot speak to police, and Starling said there are no suspects.

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