Columbus Toddler, Father Shot Dead

"JoJo" Banks and 3 Year Old Son Pronounced Dead on the Scene

A Columbus Toddler was one of two people shot dead early Tuesday morning.

Columbus Police responding to a vacant property on Stuart Drive discovered the gruesome scene.

A father and his three year old baby had been shot dead in broad daylight.

The victims were identified as 41 year old Joseph Banks, affectionately known as “JoJo” according to his friends and family and his three year old toddler son.

“It’s scary. It’s real scary because we don’t have any violence down this street. You know wondering if it started some where else and led down here. It’s just something that is pretty wild. I’m trying to figure out what’s happening you know especially for a child to be hurt so that means that hey bullet don’t have any name on it,” neighbor Zachary Farley said.

Dozens of crime scene markers littered the entrance to the empty home.

Police declined to say if the cold blooded killing was a random attack or a hit job or anything about a possible motive.

Police Major JD Hawk tells First News detectives are intentionally withholding key details about the double homicide so they don’t compromise their investigation.

If you have any details about this incident call police or Crime stoppers.  You can remain anonymous.

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