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Vancouver police seek witnesses to fatal Vancouver house party shooting

By Becca Robbins, Columbian staff reporter
Published: July 25, 2022, 12:32pm

Vancouver police are seeking additional witnesses to the July 17 fatal shooting at a Vancouver house party and have released photos of people they hope to identify and interview.

Anyone who was a witness or has information about the shooting is asked to call Detective Cpl. Neil Martin at 360-487-7423 or the Vancouver police tip line at 360-487-7399.

Alexander Castagnoli, 19, of Portland died from a gunshot wound to his torso, and Amadou Keita, 18, died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office. Both were shot by another person, and their deaths were ruled homicides. The ruling does not make any judgments about criminal culpability.

The party began at about 10 p.m. at a house in the 3600 block of East 11th Street, with 15 to 20 invited guests, according to an update last week from the Vancouver Police Department. The party grew to more than 70 people by midnight.

At about 1:20 a.m., some partygoers began arguing before four males were shot, each suffering multiple gunshot wounds, the police department said.
When police responded, one person was pronounced dead, and two others were taken to an area hospital. One of the victims died at the hospital, and a fourth person arrived at the hospital with gunshot wounds, according to police.

A 17-year-old and a 19-year-old from Portland remained hospitalized in stable condition last week. Police have not identified the two wounded victims or provided an update on their conditions.

Witnesses have provided limited suspect information to police.

Vancouver police’s Major Crimes Unit and the Safe Streets Task Force are investigating.