One person was in custody late Tuesday after a shooting at an east Vancouver apartment complex that prompted a large police response and a hostile reception from area residents already reeling from a nearby weekend shooting.
No one was injured in the incident but one person, a male, was taken into custody as the suspected gunman, according to Vancouver Police Department Sgt. Tim Huberty.
The incident began at 5:35 p.m. with multiple callers reporting gunshots at Alder Creek Apartments and Townhomes, 11716 N.E. 49th St. The complex is less than a quarter mile west of where Clark County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed Kfin Karuo of Vancouver during a high-risk traffic stop as part of an investigation into a previous assault with a firearm.
Units from the Vancouver Police Department, Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Washington State Patrol responded to the call.
Huberty said the large response was because of the crowded nature of the complex and large number of people who lived there.
A crowd that gathered at the scene included some who threw rocks at the responding law enforcement officers, according to emergency radio traffic.
Huberty said the person taken into custody is believed to have fired the weapon. He said the exact charge the person might face isn’t known.
The street was closed to traffic with multiple law enforcement vehicles parked in the center lane.
The road reopened to traffic about 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday night’s shooting was the fifth notable shooting in Clark County in a week:
- Oct. 13: A man was shot in the head in Washougal while driving his car in loops around a neighborhood attempting to get his child to fall asleep.
- Oct. 15: Woman wounded during a shooting near Evergreen Park in Vancouver
- Oct. 15: Man shot in leg outside his home in the Five Corners neighborhood of Vancouver.
- Oct. 17: Clark County sheriff’s deputies shoot and kill a man in east Vancouver who was a suspect in an assault with a handgun case.
- Oct. 19: Gunman fires weapon at Alder Creek Apartments and Townhomes in east Vancouver. No injuries reported.