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Car hit by 10 shots from two guns on SR-500; police searching for suspects

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A car was hit by at least 10 shots from two different calibers of handgun in a car-to-car shooting on SR-500 in Vancouver, according to investigators.

Police are continuing to search for suspects in the shooting that occurred at 2:02 a.m. Saturday near Thurston Way.

Detectives said two cars were heading east on the highway with the suspect vehicle following closely behind a 1997 Honda Civic.

The suspect car then moved to the left lane in an attempt to pass and multiple shots were fired from the passenger side at the Honda.

The driver of the Honda, 29-year-old Richard Chandra of Vancouver, was shot in the knee. A passenger, 32-year-old Daniel Chandra of Vancouver, had the back of his head grazed by a bullet.

Both men were taken to the hospital for treatment.

The suspect car, described only as dark in color, drove away toward Fourth Plain Boulevard.

Richard Chandra told police he was traveling north on I-5 before heading east on SR-500 from the downtown Vancouver area.

Washington State Patrol is asking any witnesses or anyone with information about the shooting to contact Detective Jennifer Ortiz at 360-449-7948 or

A portion of eastbound SR-500 was closed for more than four hours after the shooting while detectives collected evidence. Drivers were detoured onto Thurston Way through the city of Vancouver.

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