Shooting at Columbus Mega Lifestyle Center That Inspired Pullman Square

by Tony Rutherford HuntingtonNews.Net Reporter

HUNTINGTON, WV (HNN) – When efforts to find support for Pullman Square in Downtown Huntington were in development, a successful Columbus center always came up --- Easton Town Center.

The mega center has retail, hotels, a theatre with more than 30 auditoriums, a smorgasbord of restaurant specialties and a shooting Saturday night that critically injured a 15-year-old boy.

Detectives tracked the suspect in the shooting that happened outside an Apple store on foot and from a helicopter but despite large crowds law enforcement cannot find witnesses. , One officer told the Columbus Dispatch, “People don’t want to get involved.” No one has come forward with any information; police will examine video footage.

The injured teen was shot in the head following an altercation inside the Apple store that spilled out into the street near the crowded business.

Shaken Shoppers, diners and parents expressed concern following the incident stating “you always feel safe here.”