‘Unknown’ person opens fire in Vancouver backyard, 3 men injured

Three men were injured after someone opened fire at a home early Sunday morning in Vancouver, police said.
Published: Aug. 14, 2022 at 12:45 PM PDT
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VANCOUVER, Wash. (KPTV) - Three men were injured after someone opened fire at a home early Sunday morning in Vancouver, police said.

The Vancouver Police Department said just before 4:30 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to the 6900 block of Carolina Lane. When they arrived, they found three men who were shot in a backyard. They learned several people were in the backyard when an “unknown” person walked up and opened fire on the group.

Eugene Munson, a neighbor, said he was woken by banging on his door.

“So I got up, went over, the drapes were closed so I pulled them apart,” Munson said. “I saw what looked like a bunch of 20-year-olds and everything was lined with cars. I thought it was very strange. Then the police started coming.”

Other neighbors said they’d experienced the same, according to a woman who lived nearby.

“We got up and came out and there was no one at the door, but we noticed many people coming out of the house next door and running to their vehicles,” the woman said. “I’m thinking they were probably looking for a safe place to hide.”

Neighbors said there was still visible blood on the ground in their normally quiet neighborhood.

“A lot of elderly people live on this block,” the woman said. “A lot of people who keep to themselves. So yeah, this is very unusual.”

VPD said three men were injured. All three do not have life-threatening injuries.

Officers have not made any arrests and no suspect description has been released. The major crimes unit is investigating.