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No one injured in Vancouver drive-by shooting

By , Columbian staff writer
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Police found dozens of bullet casings, including some “high powered assault rifle casings,” outside a Vancouver house Wednesday night after a report of a drive-by shooting, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Vancouver police responded around 8:36 p.m. to a report of shots fired in the 2400 block of Simpson Avenue, northwest of downtown Vancouver. Dozens of bullets hit an occupied house and two cars. No one was injured, according to police.

The Safe Streets Task Force is investigating the shooting. Vancouver police asks anyone with information to call the tip line at 360-487-7399, where they can remain anonymous.

This is the third shooting Vancouver police are investigating this week and the second police said was a drive-by. On Monday night, one man was fatally shot at the Columbia View Apartments, 4801 E. Fifth St. About 20 minutes later, Vancouver police responded to a second shooting at 4601 N.E. 18th St. A man was shot in his vehicle and was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Police said they do not know whether or not the shootings are connected.

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