Might be hard to believe, but this smiling woman is considered armed and dangerous, according to Richland Police.

 Woman sought in Tuesday shooting.

Tuesday, July 5th, Richland officers responded to a residence in the 1600 block of Thayer Drive in Richland after an area hospital reported a man had come in with a gunshot wound.

Authorities say around 3:30 PM,. the 45-year-old male victim was brought in by "private citizens," and he'd been shot in the shoulder with a handgun. His wound was not life-threatening, said Police.

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After a preliminary investigation, Police went to the Thayer location and developed the necessary probable cause to search for 23-year-old Lauren Brooke Rice as the shooter. She is facing a 1st Degree Assault charge.

 The alleged shooter fled the scene before police arrived.

Rice is believed to have driven away in a silver or grey Mitsubishi SUV.  Richland Police say she should be considered armed and dangerous, so do not attempt to contact her if you see her, instead call 9-1-1 or (509)-628-0333. All leads can be confidential.

Police have not released any information as to what led up to the incident.

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