Look like the law is cracking down on younger offenders. According to ABC 6, prosecutors expect to try more teenagers as adults this year after a recent wave of gun violence.
Netronne Backus, 17, tells ABC 6/FOX 28 he went to Club Questions in north Columbus Saturday night with friends, to celebrate his summertime graduation from high school. Police say a 15 and 16-year-old there opened fire, which prompted the manager to fire back in self-defense. Backus was not involved in the conflict, but was grazed by a bullet in the crossfire.
This latest teen-involved shooting comes after four teens were shot last weekend outside of another teen club on the south side. It also comes days after police say 14-year-old Amanda Kirwin was shot and killed in Franklinton by a 16-year-old boy.
According to police, seven teens 17 and younger have been killed in the city this year. Six teens have been charged with murder. Last year, 19 young teens were tried as adults in their criminal cases.