3 More Drive-By Shootings in Pasco Over 7-Hour Span
Pasco Police continue to investigate a flurry of drive-by shootings that occurred Monday evening into Monday night.
Around 6:50 PM residents at the Columbia Court Apartments on 24th told Police they heard arguing between several persons, then two gunshots that were outdoors. No one was reported struck or hurt, although one apartment window was damaged. There's no indication the building or occupants were specifically targeted.
Then around 11 PM witnesses reported shots being fired near Elm and Shepard streets. One witness said they were fired into the air by a male driving a small grey car. No vehicle was located but shell casings were found in a nearby parking lot.
And finally, about 15 minutes later Officers responded to a report of gunfire in the 2600 block of West Marie. A home there had been targeted and multiple rounds fired. One person inside was struck by either a fragment from the home or a bullet fragment in the arm, they were treated at the scene by medics.
Police say bullet damage was discovered on the home and a parked car onsite, and spent casings and other evidence were recovered at the scene.
In the case of this shooting, say Police, gang activity has not been ruled out. A dark colored car was reportedly seen driving away from the area just after the shooting.
Police said they cannot speculate if these three are related, or if they're tied to some recent other drivebys' in the Tri-Cities.