One injured, in stable condition after shooting near Ohio State University

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One person was injured in an early-morning shooting near the Ohio State University campus that prompted a university alert.

Ohio State University Emergency Management sent an active attacker alert to students following the shooting reported around 1:30 a.m. followed by an all-clear at 2:02 a.m. that described the shooting as “no random act.”

Wesley N. Powers Jr., 21, was standing around 1:30 a.m. in a McDonald’s parking lot at 1972 N. High St. when someone fired several shots at him. Powers was struck in the thigh and ran into the restaurant and then outside the front door before collapsing on the sidewalk in front of the Pita Pit, according to Columbus police.

The shooter fled and remains at large.

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Powers was taken to OSU Medical Center in stable condition and is expected to survive.

OSU Emergency Management said the gunshot victim was targeted by the shooter and that the incident posed “no ongoing threat.”

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