Two bullets that struck a Walla Walla home during a drive-by shooting late Monday entered a room where a woman and child were sleeping, police said.
No one was hit by the at least eight shots fired at the house in the 700 block of West Elm Street, said Walla Walla police Officer Tim Bennett.
The shooting remains under investigation, but so far detectives have found no ties to gangs or criminal activity by the people in the home, he said.
Still, gang detectives from the department's Special Teams Unit are leading the investigation.
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The shooting occurred after 11 p.m. Walla Walla County sheriff's deputies also responded to help look for a vehicle that may have been involved and was seen speeding away from the area.
Officers also searched the area on foot and found bullet fragments and cartridge casings from the weapon, Bennett said.
Anyone with information about the drive-by shooting can call Walla Walla police detectives at 509-527-4434.
West Richland police examine death of 38-year-old man
West Richland police are conducting an investigation into the death of a 38-year-old man found Sunday in his apartment.
An autopsy was completed Tuesday on Travis Alan Thompson by Jeff Reynolds, a forensic pathologist from Yakima, said Benton County Deputy Coroner Roy McLean.
A drug overdose might be involved, but the cause and manner of death still is undetermined, McLean said.
Thompson was found dead by a family member who apparently had gone to the apartment at 4335 Fallon Drive on Sunday afternoon.
Thompson's wife also was found on the floor unconscious at the time by the family member who had to break a window to get inside, said West Richland police Capt. Al Escalera.
The woman, whose name was not released, was taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland and is expected to survive.
Grandview man dies from injuries in combine accident
A Grandview man died Thursday from injuries suffered a week earlier when a combine he was on rolled over.
Greggory Richards, 51, was hurt Aug. 17 when the combine lost power as he drove it up a hill at a Prosser-area farm.
Richards jumped from the harvester as it started to roll backward and either was hit or run over by it, officials said.
Richards was flown to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland and later died Aug. 23 at home.
Richards was a lifelong Grandview resident, who spent a few years in California in the 1980s. He owned and operated Precision Builders and was a heavy machine operator.
Semitruck driver cited in Highway 12 accident
Three vehicles were involved in an accident at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday in a construction zone on Highway 12.
Washington State Patrol troopers reported Joe G. Guier, 62, of Anatone, was driving his 2001 Peterbilt semitruck west on the highway when he failed to see two other vehicles stopped for a flagger. Guier's truck struck a 2011 Ford Transport van being driven by Jose Maldonado Panduro, 22, of Pasco, pushing it into the eastbound lane.
According to the state patrol, Guier's truck then hit a 2010 Toyota Prius driven by William V. Gaither, 39, of Richland. None of the drivers was injured; all three vehicles were towed from the scene.
Officers charged Guier with negligent driving.
Raccoon with distemper trapped, killed, police say
A raccoon with distemper was found and killed Friday morning in Kennewick, police said.
Officers were called to the 8800 block of West Hood Avenue after getting a report about a raccoon walking in circles in the road.
When officers arrived, the raccoon was walking in small circles and hunched up and appeared to be disturbed.
After not being able to contact the Department of Wildlife and Animal Control, dispatchers provided a phone number of a local state licensed trapper.
The trapper saw the raccoon and said it had distemper, which is a contagious and often fatal virus. The raccoon was euthanized and the trapper disinfected the area where it had been, police said.
Kennewick man found in truck dies after shooting himself
A Kennewick man found in his truck on a rural Kennewick road died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Benton County Deputy Coroner Roy McLean said.
John De Glee, 73, died Aug. 23. He was found around 6:30 p.m. on a gravel road just off Highway 397 and Olympia Street.