Woman pepper sprayed in front yard

A 20-year-old was pepper sprayed and punched several times Monday after three women confronted her on Fletcher Avenue, Columbus police said.

The woman sustained a swollen bottom lip in the 7 p.m. fight and emergency personnel were called to treat her for the pepper spray.

Police said the woman was in her front yard talking on her cell phone when an adult woman and at least two female juveniles jumped on her. One in the group punched her and she was immediately sprayed with pepper spray.

The assault remains under investigation.