Stephanie Haney, Daily Mail, March 31, 2017
An Ohio woman was jailed on a felonious assault charge for shooting another woman in a Victoria’s Secret PINK on Thursday and is being held on $50,000 bond, as reported by ABC’s WSYX TV in Columbus.
Anikqua A.E. Williams, 22, apparently shot Daneshia Elmore because of a fight over a man in Easton Town Center, according to police.
The injured 23-year-old woman was hospitalized in stable condition with a chest wound after being shot by Williams, police said.
Williams and the victim had ‘bad blood’ between them before they had an unexpected encounter at the PINK store, Deputy Chief Thomas Quinlan told The Columbus Dispatch.
The shooting occurred in an upstairs room of the store shortly after 2.00pm Eastern at the popular shopping area, which prohibits firearms.
It took authorities two minutes to respond to the scene once they received the call. There they found Elmore, bleeding from the chest, who told them she was shot during a physical altercation with Williams.
Williams and the victim had ‘bad blood’ between them, apparently over a fight about a man, before they had an unexpected encounter at the PINK store in Easton Town Center; this photo of the scene of the crime was shared to social media by Columbus police
The victim had a single gunshot wound to the upper chest and was rushed to Grant Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, police said.
Several witnesses identified Williams as the shooter and she was apprehended within minutes of the attack.
Williams, herself, told police, ‘I shot her,’ as they approached to take her into custody, according to an affidavit filed Thursday in Franklin County Municipal Court. It is not yet known whether she had a permit to carry the firearm used in the shooting.
Williams was slated at the Franklin County Jail on Thursday. She appeared in court Friday morning.
Her next court appearance has been scheduled for April 7 at 9.00am Eastern.