Two dead in downtown Columbus shooting

Two people are dead after a shooting incident last night in downtown Columbus.

The incident happened at around 9 last night when police were called to the 1500 block of Lafayette Avenue on a report of shots fired, says Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the police department.

A woman was found shot multiple times and taken by helicopter to an Indianapolis hospital in critical condition. She later died.

A suspect was holed up in a house in that area and the SWAT team was called in. At about 2 a.m. this morning police sent the SWAT team and a robot into the house and found the man dead, Harris said.

There’s no word yet on the identities of those involved or the circumstances surrounding the shooting.