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Man in custody for allegedly shooting 3 women while they attended vigil for dead friend in Columbus

COLUMBUS — The suspect alleged to have shot and injured three women while they were attending a vigil for their deceased friend was placed into custody Saturday.

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Sagittarius Lamar, 29, who was suspected of shooting the three women while they attended a vigil was placed into custody and charged with three counts of felonious assault, according to court records WBNS obtained.

News Center 7 previously reported that Columbus Police responded to an apartment complex in the 700 block of Canonby Place, located in the South Franklinton neighborhood, just before 3:30 a.m. on reports of a shooting.

Officers discovered three women suffering from gunshot wounds as they arrived on scene. As a result, medics were dispatched to the apartment complex to transport the women to Grant Medical Center.

All three were listed as critical condition. However, after treatment, they were stabilized and recovering from their injuries.

A subsequent investigation found that the women were between the ages of 22 and 26 years old.

They were found to be participating in a vigil for a deceased friend.

The investigation also identified the suspected shooter.

Lamar, 29, reportedly leaned out of an apartment window and fired multiple gunshots in the three women’s direction.

It is currently unknown when he is scheduled for his first hearing.

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