Man pleads not guilty in Hough shooting

By Paul Suarez, Columbian freelance



A suspected Vancouver gang member pleaded not guilty Monday to shooting a teenager in the Hough neighborhood earlier this month.

Jeremy S. Piña, 21, was arraigned on charges of first-degree attempted murder.

Trial was set for Oct. 8.

The shooting happened just after midnight Aug. 13 in the 2200 block of Lincoln Avenue. After paramedics arrived on scene, the victim, Nicholas Moline, 18, told them that he was shot by Piña.

Moline was shot at least six times but is expected to survive, authorities said.

According to court documents, the shooting followed an ongoing dispute between Piña and Moline that involved Piña making a threat. Court documents don’t reveal the nature of the dispute.

Piña told an official he is a Norteño gang member.