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Columbus police name people of interest in deadly 2020 shooting outside nightclub

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Columbus police say they have identified three people of interest who are wanted for questioning in connection with a July 2020 shooting outside a nightclub on East 5th Avenue.

On July 26, 2020, officers attended E. 5th Ave. and Joyce Ave. just after 2 a.m. and found 21-year-old Dalan Wellman and a 19-year-old man outside the Story Lounge nightclub with gunshot wounds. .

Wellman and the 19-year-old were taken to Grant Medical Center and Wellman was pronounced dead approximately 1 p.m. after the shooting was reported. The 19-year-old, in stable condition, was taken to hospital.

On Friday, police released three persons of interest who are accused of being in a vehicle at the time of the shooting and of having fired several shots. These three people are Gvon Thornton, Jada Genovese and Marquis Smith.

Gvon Thornton, left, Jada Genovese and Marquis Smith are wanted for questioning as persons of interest in the July 2020 shooting death of 21-year-old Dalan Wellman. (Courtesy Photo/Columbus Police Division)

Anyone with information about their whereabouts is asked to contact the CPD Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or the Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.

Richard Dement

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