Kennewick police investigating shots fired in neighborhood

January 12, 2013 

— Kennewick police are investigating reports of gunshots fired just after 1 a.m. this morning in the 500 block of East Eighth Place in Kennewick.

A concerned citizen alerted Kennewick police that someone was shooting a gun in front of their home.

The caller told police a dark-colored vehicle was driving slowly around the neighborhood, stopping at the intersection of East Eighth Place and Elm Street.

The caller also said a white car was parked in the driveway of a home in the 500 block of East Eighth Place, which is known gang members' home, police said.

Two men reportedly walked from the parked car to the middle of the street where they raised their arms and yelled at the dark-colored vehicle that stopped a short distance down the street, according to police.

Five to six shots reportedly were fired and a bullet struck a home's kitchen window but did not penetrate into the house. No one was injured during the incident, police said.

Numerous subjects, some of whom are documented gang members, were contacted at the home on Eighth Place, but they refused to cooperate with the investigation, police said.

Officers investigating the incident found numerous shell casings in the street where the caller saw the dark-colored vehicle before the gun shots were heard.

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