On Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017, at approximately 12:53 p.m., Adrian Scott was in the kitchen of a residence located on Hiddenspring Drive, preparing macaroni and cheese for the family’s Thanksgiving Day dinner. While she was preparing the food, gunshots were heard. Everyone inside the residence attempted to avoid being struck by projectiles as they passed through the walls of the house by diving onto the floor. Unfortunately, the victim was struck by a projectile and collapsed onto the floor in the kitchen. Her fiancé ran to her side finding her unresponsive. He immediately yelled out for his family members to call 9-1-1. A few minutes later, Columbus Police uniformed officers and Columbus Division of Fire medics arrived at the scene. Upon their arrival, medic personnel assessed the victim’s condition and determined she had no vital signs indicating she was alive. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 12:58 p.m., of an apparent gunshot wound. Homicide detectives responded to the scene to investigate the murder. During the course of the investigation, detectives determined two separate guns were used during the drive-by shooting. In addition, detectives obtained surveillance video from a residence in the neighborhood. The surveillance video revealed to detectives two vehicles driving past the scene at the time of the shooting. The vehicles are described as: silver, 2-door Lexus 300 coupe and a white, 4-door Ford Explorer. During the continuing investigation, several anonymous calls were received claiming that the shooting occurred due to a dispute between rival street gangs. A photo of Adrian Scott may be viewed on our website, www.stopcrime.org.
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