COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Columbus police are searching for a man suspected of assaulting and then shooting a passenger on a COTA bus Wednesday night. Columbus police and medic personnel were called to the area of Cleveland and Myrtle avenues on the city’s northeast side on a report of a shooting at about 10:22 p.m. Wednesday. Officers tell NBC4 the shooter and three unidentified black males boarded the bus and then exited the rear door of the bus. While the suspects were exiting the bus, one of the suspects struck passenger Jamar Brantly, 18, in the face with an open hand, according to police. Brantly tells officers he chased after the suspects out of the rear of the bus, at which time he was shot by a fourth suspect. The four suspects fled northbound from the scene, according to police. Brantly was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.
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