One injured, one detained after shooting in Vancouver neighborhood

By Mark Bowder, Columbian Metro Team Editor and Andy Matarrese, Columbian Breaking News Reporter



Vancouver police had one suspect in custody following a shooting near the near the intersection of East 18th Street and Todd Road in the Maplewood neighborhood Thursday afternoon that left one person injured.

The shooting was reported at 3:06 p.m. in the 1900 block of Todd Road. 

The victim told police he’d been shot by a man with a large gun, possibly a shotgun, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.

School bus routes on East 18th Street and Todd Road were diverted and police evacuated a nearby apartment. Todd Road and a block of East 18th Street were cordoned off to traffic, and an armored police vehicle and a police dog were brought in.

The victim was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, and a suspect was taken into custody without incident, according to police.

It appeared that the shooter was known to the victim, police said, and there was no further risk to the public.

Detectives remained in the area for a time to conduct interviews and process the scene. The police did not identify the man who was taken into custody.