ALGONA, Wash. — A teenage lady is within the hospital after gunfire went by way of her Algona house Wednesday evening.
Algona police stated that simply earlier than 6 p.m., a house within the 200 block of Second Avenue North was hit by gunfire.
A 14-year-old lady was sitting in mattress when she was hit within the leg by a bullet.
Officers arrived and utilized a tourniquet to her leg till medics arrived and took her to Harborview Medical Heart in Seattle with non-life-threatening accidents.
The lady is anticipated to be OK, however neighbors are shaken.
“It was fairly scary. You don’t anticipate that. Particularly that near house,” stated neighbor Jeff Nichols.
Officers gathered surveillance video from the realm, and one video confirmed three individuals parking a automobile and strolling as much as the sufferer’s house.
Police stated that based mostly on proof and video footage, it seems that the three suspects opened fireplace on the identical time within the course of the house, which was hit by gunfire quite a few occasions.
The suspects are then seen on video working again to the parked automotive that then speeds away. The automotive is a more moderen mannequin white four-door Kia sedan with no distinct options.
Nichols has lived within the quiet neighborhood for the final three years, however on the day earlier than Thanksgiving, it wasn’t so quiet.
“So, I used to be over there. I simply had my paint brush in my hand and my curler and stuff,” stated Nichols. “(Then) “unexpectedly, I heard this pop! Pop! Pop! Pop! I noticed the automotive once I was again there on the door. After which, it simply got here screaming by way of right here.”
Police and neighbors consider the taking pictures was a focused incident.
“And it’s actually cowardly, too. They will’t speak and work out their issues that means. I imply, gun violence? That’s the reply? I imply, I don’t know what’s fallacious,” stated Nichols.
Algona police stated they’ve developed strong leads based mostly on proof and the Washington State Patrol helps with the investigation.
“Folks don’t know the right way to speak to one another anymore. It simply appears they’re fixing their issues with violence,” stated Nichols. “Someway, we have to discover a resolution.”
Anybody with details about the taking pictures is requested to contact the Algona Police Division at 253-833-2743 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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