UPDATE: Shooting victim identified, in fair condition at hospital

No arrests yet reported

By John Branton, Columbian Staff Reporter

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Updated: June 29, 2011, 9:34 PM

 

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has revealed the identity of a man who was shot in the abdomen Tuesday in the Orchards area.

Eric O. Luna, 33, of Vancouver is listed in fair condition at Southwest Washington Medical Center, according to a bulletin issued Wednesday by Sgt. Scott Schanaker with the sheriff’s office.

The hospital offered no confirmation of Luna’s presence or condition. That can happen because of concerns for a patient’s safety and/or consideration of federal medical-privacy laws.

Officials as of Wednesday have made no arrests in the case.

Sheriff’s deputies and paramedics were called at 11 a.m. Tuesday to a rental house at 10015 N.E. 72nd Circle in the Sunnyside neighborhood. There, they found that Luna had been shot once, according to the bulletin.

Luna was rushed to Southwest and underwent surgery that night, the bulletin said.

Schanaker offered a description of two men who were seen leaving on foot.

Suspect No. 1 is described as a Hispanic male, 30-32 years old, 5 foot 3 inches tall, approximately 180 pounds, wearing jeans, a green sweater, and a dark-brown baseball cap.

Suspect No. 2 is described as a Hispanic male, 30-32 years old, 5 foot 8 inches tall, approximately 180 to 200 pounds, wearing a black sweater and jeans.

A K-9 unit attempted to track but were unable to locate the suspects, the bulletin said.

Schanaker added in the first bulletin that “this assault does not appear to be random and appears to be directed solely at the victim.”

The sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit is investigating. Anyone with related information is asked to call 911.