Police search Truman area after shooting

Man, 19, shows up at home with gunshot wound

By Emily Gillespie, Columbian Breaking News Reporter



A 19-year-old man with a gunshot wound arrived at a Truman residence Thursday morning, leading to a manhunt and investigation, Clark County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies were called to the residence, 4710 N.E. 49th St., just after 10 a.m. and found a man was bleeding from a gunshot wound to the leg, an injury described as significant but not life threatening, sheriff’s office spokesman Sgt. Fred Neiman said.

The man was taken to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries, Neiman said, though his condition was not available.

Deputies believe someone else shot the man and as of early Thursday afternoon, investigators had detained several people of interest in the case, Neiman said.

The first hour or two of the investigation was a scattered scene, with officers searching the area for possible suspects. Neiman said that investigators believe the shooting occurred near the 4700 block of Northeast 49th Avenue.

As a precaution, Truman Elementary School was placed on lockdown while police worked to learn what had happened, Neiman said. That lockdown was lifted at 12:10 p.m.

Detectives with the agency’s Major Crimes Unit are conducting the investigation.