I-182 Shooting Victim Still in ICU, Pasco Police Beseech Leads
It is not clear if the I-182 highway shooting is connected to earlier reports of shots fired near Richardson Park last Thursday afternoon.
That report came in about 5 p.m., Richardson Park is off 20th Avenue, just south of an I-182 on-ramp.
Word that shots had been fired at a car on the highway, west of 20th Avenue, came in a short time later. The highway was closed for approximately four hours during the initial investigation.
Here's the post from Pasco PD Facebook page:
DRIVE-BY SHOOTING INVESTIGATION: Pasco detectives are continuing to investigate the drive-by shooting that occurred on Thursday on westbound I-182 between 20th and Road 68 at about 5:05 PM. The shooting victim was in a black Toyota Celica. The suspect car was a goldish/brownish compact. The victim remains in ICU at a local hospital. Detectives are investigating different aspects, but it appears that the victim was targeted and it was not a random shooting. Anyone with info is urged to call Dispatch at (509)628-0333 or email Detective Julie Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or Detective Jed Abastillas at email@example.com regarding case 20-15818 Assault.
The photo depicts some of the first arriving officers rendering aid after making sure the scene was safe for medics.