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College Hill shooting victims released from hospital

Police have no new leads on the shooting Sunday morning on College Hill

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Blood spatter on the asphalt of Duncan Lane, near Northside Dining Hall, the location of Sunday morning's shooting.

Blood spatter on the asphalt of Duncan Lane, near Northside Dining Hall, the location of Sunday morning's shooting.

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Blood spatter on the asphalt of Duncan Lane, near Northside Dining Hall, the location of Sunday morning's shooting.

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

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The blood stains on the pavement are easy to miss. A person might walk right by it and not notice, likely distracted by the swarm of small bugs gathering in the air.

Early Sunday morning, gunshots rang out on Duncan Lane, two houses from where partygoers were enjoying themselves. The bullets, which police believe came from a handgun, wounded two victims.

“I heard the sounds and couldn’t believe it was gunshots,” said a man who lives at the house where the party took place. He wished to remain anonymous.

People were spending the weekend before Halloween at a house party, a stone’s throw from Northside Dining Hall and WSU campus proper, during one of the biggest social nights of the year.

Then shots were fired from inside of a vehicle, aimed at a group of people trying to prevent the car from leaving, according to police.

A 19-year-old man, who has only been identified as being from King County, was treated for a gunshot wound to the right side of his torso. He was released after receiving treatment Sunday.

A 17-year-old, also from King County, suffered a gunshot wound to his arm. He was treated and released Monday, a Pullman Regional Hospital spokesperson said. Neither are WSU students.

Most of the neighbors contacted said they weren’t at the party or in the area when the shooting took place.

Police responded quickly, as they were already in the area for a separate noise complaint, another anonymous resident said. He was inside the house and didn’t see the shooting, but police prohibited potential witnesses from leaving the area. Officers already had the street cordoned off.

Shortly before 3 a.m., WSU sent out an alert warning that shots had been fired on Duncan Lane near campus.

“Shooting reported on Duncan Lane,” the first alert stated. “Suspects at large. Be aware of surroundings. Any info, contact 911.”

Seventeen minutes after the initial alert, a second was sent out. “Update. To confirm shooting was reported on Duncan Lane. Injuries appear to be non-life threatening. Continue to be aware of surroundings.”

Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said there are still no updates on the suspects or other details of the case. In a news release Sunday, Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said detectives are investigating leads.

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