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WSU off-campus shooting injures two

WSU off-campus shooting injures two

PULLMAN, Wash. - UPDATE: The 17-year-old male that was shot in the arm underwent surgery and may be released on Monday. Pullman Police are still searching for the suspect who they believe to be an African-American driving a black sedan.

ORIGINAL STORY: Washington State University notified students this morning about an off-campus shooting that happened around 1:45 a.m. Sunday. 

Pullman police officers heard two gunshots when they were responding to a noise complaint on the 1000 block of Duncan Lane. The officers arrived to find people running in all directions, and two people with gunshot wounds.

A 19-year-old male was shot in his right torso, and a 17-year-old male was shot in his arm. Both victims are from the King county area, and are not students at Washington State University. They were both were taken to Pullman Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The 19-year-old has since been released from the hospital.

According to the Pullman Police Department:
"Investigation revealed that a group of subjects attending a party on Duncan Lane surrounded a vehicle attempting to leave the area. The group was trying to forcibly remove someone from the vehicle when shots were fired from the vehicle, striking the victims. The crowd scattered and the vehicle fled before officers arrived."

The suspect has not been found, nor has the handgun it is believed was used, but law enforcement has determined that there is no ongoing threat to public safety, or the WSU campus. 

The Pullman Police department is continuing to investigate the situation.

 


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