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Two men hospitalized with gunshot wounds


Two men were hospitalized early Wednesday morning after they exchanged gunfire at a home in the Fircrest neighborhood.

A man who returned fire against an intruder was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to a Vancouver Police Department news bulletin.

The suspect was shot “multiple times,” police said. He suffered life-threatening injuries in the shootout at a home in the 1400 block of Northeast 131st Avenue.

It is unclear what exactly led to the shootout. Neither of the men have been identified.

The resident told police earlier in the evening he met a woman he brought back to his house.

Shortly after the woman left, at about 4 a.m., an unknown male came to the door displaying a gun and shot at the resident, according to police. The resident grabbed a nearby gun and fired back, hitting the suspect multiple times.

Police found a “number of marijuana plants” at the residence. There are no outstanding suspects.

The Vancouver Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit is investigating.

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