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Vancouver Police investigate shooting

October 19, 2023

On October 19, 2023, at approximately 1:08 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a parking lot behind the stadium of Evergreen High School (14300 E 18th Street) for the report of a disturbance with a weapon with shots heard in the area. Witnesses provided a description of the suspect who was located and taken into custody by police without incident. There were no reported injuries. Police recovered several shell casings and a 9mm semi-automatic firearm (see attached photo). Several schools in the area were locked down while police were investigating.

The suspect, a 16-year-old male, is not believed to be a student at Evergreen High School. He was booked into the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Discharge of a Firearm, and Assault I (2 counts). Additional charges are pending.

The Vancouver Police Department Crime Reduction Unit is continuing the investigation.