Woman shot in leg while waiting to purchase phone in neighborhood just south of Easton

The incident happened around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Meadow Lakes Drive and Orchard Lake Drive, around two miles south of shopping at Easton. (FILE - WSYX/WTTE)

Columbus Police said a woman was shot in the leg while she was waiting to purchase a phone from someone in a neighborhood just south of Easton Town Center.

The incident happened around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Meadow Lakes Drive and Orchard Lake Drive, around two miles south of shopping at Easton.

Police said the woman was sitting in her car, waiting to purchase a phone when a stranger approached her and shot her in the leg.

The woman was rushed to an area hospital, but she is expected to recover. Police said the stranger fled.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Columbus Police Assault Unit at (614) 645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-8477.

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