One man was arrested and another was in stable condition at a Tri-City hospital Friday evening following a shooting on a Pasco street.
Police said two men reportedly fought before the 3:25 p.m. shooting on West Clark Street near Second Avenue. The suspect and victim might have known each other, though it's unclear what they were fighting about.
The 45-year-old suspect, whose name police did not release Friday night, reportedly left and then returned to shoot the victim, said Pasco Sgt. Jeff Harpster.
Witnesses said the suspect fired four to five shots before walking away.
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Byron Brooks, a manager at the Tri-City Union Gospel Mission, notified detectives that a man matching the suspect's description showed up at the mission about two hours after the shooting.
Brooks said the suspect has been to the mission before. He was arrested and booked into the Franklin County jail on suspicion of first-degree assault. Officials said he smelled of alcohol.
Earlier, Ryan Prentic was walking on Clark Street with her family, including three small children, when she saw a man holding a gun.
"When I looked I saw him pull a gun out and start shooting the victim," she said.
Prentic said she rushed her family away as the shooter took off.
"(The victim) was kind of holding his stomach and limping away," said Jeriss Cusack, who was walking with Prentic.
Police said the victim was shot at least once in the chest. The shooting apparently took place near the porch of a house.
Police do not believe the shooting was gang related. The victim's name was not released, so his condition could not be confirmed Friday night.
Guadalupe Lopez told the Herald he knows the victim and shooter and saw the men arguing.
"I saw him walk and he shot," Lopez said. "He started shooting down like three or four times. He took off walking."
James Anderson was sitting outside the mission enjoying the sunny day when the shots rang out.
"I heard two shots. I stayed down. I didn't want to get shot," he said.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Pasco nonemergency line at 509-545-3510.