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Three dead, one wounded in Woodland-area shooting

By , Columbian Metro Editor

Three people were killed and a fourth wounded in a multiple shooting late Friday in north Clark County. The suspected gunman remained at large early Saturday morning.

Officials learned of the shooting at about 10:30 p.m. after a woman with a gunshot wound to the face drove herself to a gas station and convenience store on Lewis River Road in Woodland, according to a bulletin from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

The woman, who was transported to a hospital, told deputies she and others had been shot a few miles away at a residence at 4006 N.W. 417th St. in Clark County, just outside Woodland city limits.

Law enforcement and medical personnel converged on the scene and found two men dead outside the residence and a woman dead inside. The suspect in the shooting appeared to have fled the scene before officers arrived.

The sheriff’s office identified the suspected gunman as Brent W. Luyster, 35. He is described as a white male, 6 foot 0 inches, 200 pounds with a shaved head and numerous tattoos. 

Luyster may be driving a gold Ford Explorer with a cargo rack and Washington license plate ATD5294, or a white Ford Explorer Washington license plate AYH9994. He is believed to be armed and extremely dangerous, the sheriff’s department said.

Anyone has information is asked to call 9-1-1.

Investigators remained on scene into the early morning hours searching the property for evidence.


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