Two unidentified assailants opened fire on a group of men Tuesday as they returned to a Pasco house after a late night out at a local casino.
The four men pulled up to the house on the 800 block of Margaret Street around 11:45 p.m. when they were ambushed, said Capt. Jim Raymond, police spokesman. The suspects fired more than a dozen shots into the car.
Three of the four men inside were shot, Raymond said. They managed to drive to a local hospital. They had been coming home from the Crazy Moose Casino.
Police did not release the victims’ names. The suspects were able to get away before officers arrived.
Some of the victims were shot multiple times, though police described their wounds Wednesday morning as non-life threatening. One of the men was treated at Kadlec Regional Medical Center before he was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
The victims are all believed to be from Pasco and in their late 20s or early 30s, Raymond said. He told the Herald it doesn’t appear any of the men are local documented gang members.
Raymond described the information provided by the victims as “sketchy at best.” Police have not yet identified suspects and are working to determine a motive.
Police described the suspects as slender Hispanic and African-American males. They did not provide any other description.
Investigators recovered the car that was shot and searched it Wednesday for possible evidence, Raymond said. Bullets were fired from two different guns.
Pasco police ask anyone with information to call the non-emergency dispatch line at 509-545-3510.