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Aloha home hit by gunfire in drive-by shooting; deputies search for suspect

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An Aloha house was hit by gunfire in a drive-by shooting Monday morning. (Photo: Washington County Sheriff's Office) An Aloha house was hit by gunfire in a drive-by shooting Monday morning. (Photo: Washington County Sheriff's Office)
No injuries were reported in Monday morning's drive-by shooting in Aloha. (Photo: Washington County Sheriff's Office) No injuries were reported in Monday morning's drive-by shooting in Aloha. (Photo: Washington County Sheriff's Office)
ALOHA, OR (KPTV) -

An Aloha home was repeatedly hit by gunfire in a drive-by shooting Monday morning.

Deputies responded to the 1800 block of Southwest 194th Avenue at 6 a.m.

There were several people in the home at the time of the shooting, but deputies said nobody was hurt.

One of the people in the home, Joe Gilette, said he heard the shots but did not think they were directed at him home.

"I hear bang-bang-bang-bang, and I know, I've shot guns before and I know what it sounds like, but I didn't hear anybody race off or anything, it was all quiet," he said. "I thought, 'Wow, what the heck, somebody just murdered their family across the street or something.'" 

Neighbors were also woken by the gunshots, and were concerned for their safety.

"I was wondering what it was because it was pretty loud, I wasn't sure if it was gunshots or maybe it was fireworks or something, but then when I saw the police then I knew it was gunshots," neighbor Alton Lavincey said.

"It's hard to tell how you feel because you have kids inside, so you just never know," Enrique Gonzalez, who lives next door to the home that was shot, explained.

Investigators said the front of the house had damage consistent with being shot at least five times with a handgun.

Bullet holes were found in the front exterior walls and through the front windows.

Two different neighbors told investigators they called 911 after hearing several gunshots.

Deputies searched the area but were unable to locate a suspect.

Deputies said it appears the house was not randomly chosen, as it was the only house damaged in the neighborhood.

The Washington County Forensics Science Unit assisted with processing evidence and photographing the scene.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 503-629-0111.

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