Police: Employee shot at after telling suspects treatment center didn't sell weed

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(Courtesy: Columbus Division of Police)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- Authorities are looking for a pair of suspects, who reportedly shot at a south Columbus treatment center employee after they were told the facility didn't sell marijuana, police said.

According to Columbus Police, the incident happened in the 1700 block of S. High Street around 5:30 p.m. on November 29.

An employee told police that two men came to the rear of the location on Pearl Alley asking "where's the weed?" When he told the suspects they didn't sell any there, the men reportedly became upset and walked away, only to return later and fire shots at the employee and others in his company, police said.

"It's sad because it takes a lot of will power to want to get help and then when you're targeted, it's easy to go back to what you were doing. They're just trying to get help," said Jessica Curtis, who lives in the area.

One suspect was described as a white male wearing a black hoodie, black pants and a black hat. The second suspect was described as a black male wearing a black hoodie with a black hat that had an orange bill.

Anyone with info on either suspects identity or this case is asked to contact Det. Ken Trivette in CPD’s Assault Unit at 645-4044 or by email.