One dead in Columbus, Ohio, police shooting

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Posted: Sep 30, 2016 1:01 PM

(Reuters) - Columbus, Ohio, police fatally shot a person on Friday while tactical officers were serving a search warrant, a police spokeswoman said.

The shooting took place in the eastern part of Columbus, the Ohio state capital, Denise Alex-Bouzounis of the Columbus Division of Police said in a telephone call.

The person, whom the police did not identify, was pronounced dead seven minutes after dispatchers received a call about a shooting, she said.

"Our SWAT unit was out serving a search warrant when this occurred," she said.

Witnesses told WBNS-TV that they heard a barrage of gunfire, the station reported.

(Reporting by Ian Simpson; Additional reporting by Tim McLaughlin in Chicago; Editing by Richard Chang)