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Woman shot in back leaving birthday party in east Columbus

 COLUMBUS, Ohio — A woman was shot in her back early Sunday morning as she was leaving a party in east Columbus.

Officers were called to the scene at 12:40 a.m. in the 4500 block of Dundee Avenue.

The woman told police she was at a birthday party when she went outside to go home and heard several gunshots.

The woman said she dove to the ground then realized she was shot.

She told officers she did not see where the gunshots came from.

Police said she was taken to Mount Carmel East Hospital and was initially listed in critical condition. Her condition was later upgraded to stable and she is expected to be OK.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Columbus Police Assault Detective McCotter at 614-645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477

 The Dublin Police Department is looking for a suspect who is accused of using stolen credit cards to spend more than $20,000. 

On Oct. 5, police say the man stole credit cards out of a locker at LifeTime Fitness

The credit cards were used the same day to make a $915 purchase at Macy's and a $9,800 purchase at Jared's jewelry store in Polaris.

On Oct. 13, the same suspect stole more credit cards out of the lockers at Lifetime Fitness and used them to make a $13,100 purchase at the Jared's Jewelry store on Tuttle Crossing Road.

The suspect also used fake IDs that matched the victim's name to make the purchases, according to police.

Police believe the suspect was involved nationwide with these types of thefts..

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