Police seek information on shooting, stabbing incidents

Police believe the incidents are unrelated

By Bob Albrecht, Columbian Staff Reporter

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Vancouver police are urging residents with knowledge of a Saturday drive-by shooting to provide information via an anonymous tip line.

A man, 18, and a teenage girl, 15, were victims in the shooting in the 2000 block of Todd Road that was reported shortly after 9 p.m.

The man was hospitalized with serious injuries in what was believed to be a gang-related incident. The 15-year-old female is in stable condition. The victims’ names have not released. An update on their conditions was not available.

The circumstances of the shooting have left police with little momentum in their search for as-yet-unidentified suspects. No information on the vehicle has been released.

“There weren’t a lot of witnesses,” said Kim Kapp, a Vancouver Police Department spokeswoman. “It was in the middle of residential area. No one that we have spoken to saw it unfold.”

When police responded to the shooting, they found the man on Todd Road. The 15-year-old was discovered in the 2000 block of nearby Brandt Road. Police believe she was shot on Todd Road and walked to Brandt to get help.

“We’re just looking for additional information that might be helpful in identifying suspects,” Kapp said.

The incident was one of two violent episodes over the weekend police continue to investigate. The other was an apparently gang-related stabbing of a 19-year-old man at a bus stop in the vicinity of East Mill Plain Boulevard and Garrison Road. Police believe the two incidents are unrelated.

The victim told police the suspects asked him if he was in a gang and began assaulting him when he answered that he was not. The suspects fled quickly after the attack.

The victim walked to the parking lot of a coffee shop at 8086 E. Mill Plain Boulevard to seek help. His injuries were not life-threatening.

Police on Sunday described one stabbing suspect as a male in his late teens, 5 foot 10 inches, 160 pounds, with a mustache, wearing a dark colored baseball cap and blue checkered shirt. The other suspect is described as a male in his late teens, 5 foot 6 inches, thin to medium build, dark hair, wearing a dark colored sweatshirt.

Anyone with information on the shooting, in particular, is asked to call Vancouver police at 487-7399.