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What you missed in Columbus for Monday, May 31

A shooting on the Ohio Statehouse grounds; U.S. Senate looks for a compromise on new gun laws; the Crew gets a road win; and more from the holiday weekend

Joel Oliphint
Columbus Alive
Flags are shown at half-staff Wednesday morning near at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.

A man was shot and killed on the grounds of the Ohio Statehouse on Sunday around 10 p.m. According to the Associated Press, "officers tried to revive the victim but he was pronounced dead shortly afterward." Ohio State Highway Patrol spokesperson Brice Nihiser told the AP that the shooting wasn’t related to official Statehouse business.

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As a small group of bipartisan U.S. senators begins talks in hopes of finding a compromise on new gun legislation, Canada is planning to ban the sale of handguns and proposing a law that would require owners of assault weapons to turn over their weapons.

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The Crew got a much-needed 2-1 win against Atlanta United during an away match on Saturday night, with goals coming from defender Jonathan Mensah and forward Erik Hurtado, who started the game over Miguel Berry. But the man of the match was goalkeeper Eloy Room, who made several incredible saves to keep the Crew on top.

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On Saturday, the Columbus Clippers entered a "squirrel delay" during a home doubleheader against the Buffalo Bisons. It's worth watching the video.

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The Boston Celtics are headed to the NBA Finals, where they'll face the Golden State Warriors. (This makes former Alive editor Andy Downing very happy.) Game 1 starts at 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 2.

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