A 16-year-old Columbus boy told police he was accidentally shot in the left thigh last weekend after leaving a crowded birthday party on Doris Drive, according to reports.
The teen was treated at Midtown Medical Center and released in good condition, Columbus police said.
Records show that police haven’t made any arrests or identified any suspects in the parking lot shooting, which happened between Saturday at 11:45 a.m. and Sunday at 1 a.m.
In a report, police said they were called to the 7000 block of Doris Drive Sunday at 1:15 a.m. in response to a shots fired call in the area.
When they arrived, the victim told them that he and his friends were at a birthday party. He said they left because the party was too crowded and went to the parking lot next door to talk.
The teen told police that he saw a man sitting inside of a tan Cadillac with an Alabama tag shooting a handgun in the air, according to reports. That’s when everybody in the parking lot grabbed their guns and began firing their weapons, the victim said in the report.
The 16-year-old boy said an unknown person accidentally shot him in the leg with a .22 caliber pistol, officials said.
The case remains under investigation.