Police: Man fatally shot in Ohio’s capital city

January 12, 2020 GMT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man was fatally shot in Ohio’s capital city on Sunday, police said.

Columbus police officers found 27-year-old Kenneth Jackson after they responded around 6:30 a.m. Sunday to shots fired in the area of a gas station on the southeast side of the city, according to a police release. Jackson was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later, the release said.

Investigators were searching for a person wearing a black mask and black clothing who fled the area, according to police.

The gunfire was detected by a technology installed in some areas of Columbus that uses sensors to detect shots fired, police said. They didn’t immediately provide further details on their investigation.

The death reported Sunday was the seventh homicide in the city this year, police said.