Possibility of gang violence investigated

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

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The Pullman Police Department is investigating the possibility that Halloween weekend’s shooting on Duncan Lane was gang-related.

Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said the department is working with several other western Washington agencies on the investigation.

Although they are looking into the possibility, Tennant said there is no indication that the incident was a result of gang activity.

“I’m falling short of saying it is gang-related,” Tennant said. “I’m just saying, we’re asking the same questions.”

The shooting occurred around 1:45 a.m. on Oct. 29 on Duncan Lane, just off the edge of campus by Regents Hall. The two victims injured were King County residents who did not attend WSU and were later released from Pullman Regional Hospital in the following days.

Police said a group of people surrounded a car that was attempting to leave a house party when a man inside the vehicle shot out toward the group. Detectives believe the weapon was a handgun.

Tennant said he does not anticipate any new information being released this week.

Reporting by Ian Smay