Deadly fights ends in gunfire outside Wendy’s restaurant

SUNBURY, OH – The fatal shooting of an individual outside a Wendy’s in Sunbury, Ohio led to a brief lockdown of local schools on Thursday afternoon. Sunbury police arrived at the scene, situated at 88 North Miller Drive, after a call came in around 2 p.m. The victim, who had suffered from a gunshot wound in the restaurant’s parking lot, was pronounced dead despite receiving emergency medical attention.

The immediate identity of the victim has been withheld by the police, pending family notification. The suspect, who initially evaded the scene, later surrendered by calling 911. They provided their location to the authorities and were arrested by the Sunbury police shortly after. The suspect’s identity has not been disclosed.

Owing to the shooting, Big Walnut High School and other nearby educational institutions faced a temporary lockdown. The lockdown was lifted once authorities confirmed that a suspect had been taken into custody and there was no longer a community threat.

The Sunbury Police Department has sought support from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation in processing the crime scene as part of the ongoing homicide investigation. This information was confirmed by Steve Irwin, the press secretary for Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost.

Sunbury is located around 12 miles northeast of Polaris, and about 25 miles northeast of downtown Columbus.