PASCO -- Pasco police still were looking Tuesday for two brothers accused of firing several rifle shots in an alley toward a group of people after an argument early Monday.
Neighbors called police after hearing gunfire about 5:30 a.m. on the 800 block of South Seventh Lane, said a news release.
Police were told three people had been in some sort of an argument, armed themselves with rifles and shot randomly down the alley. And later officers found numerous spent rifle shells in the alley.
At noon Tuesday, Pasco police with the help of the Regional Tactical Response Team searched a home at 818 S. Seventh Lane, looking for two suspects and for the guns. But the brothers were not there and no one was arrested.
Police are searching for Richard Mendoza, 25, and Enrique Mendoza, 21, both of Pasco.
They are wanted for being felons in possession of firearms. And Enrique Mendoza has three other warrants for failing to appear in court on other charges.
Anyone with information on the location of either of the brothers is asked to call Pasco police.
Authorities investigating fatal Othello wreck
OTHELLO -- A 20-year-old Othello woman died Monday when her 2008 Chevrolet Impala lost control, ran through a barbed wire fence and rolled in a field outside Othello.
Brittney R. Almaguer died at the scene, the Adams County Sheriff's Office reported. Her two passengers, both 17-year-old girls from Othello, suffered minor injuries.
The wreck happened at 4:34 p.m. Officials still are investigating the circumstances.
Almaguer and her passengers reportedly were in the area of Miller and Hatton roads lighting off fireworks, the sheriff's office said. They left after being spotted by a landowner, the sheriff's office said.
At McKinney and Hatton roads, the landowner parked in front of the Impala, and the Impala then backed away, turned and drove off "at a high rate of speed," the sheriff's office said.
The landowner didn't give chase but did follow the Impala, eventually losing sight of it because of the speed, the sheriff's office said.
The Impala lost control at Hatton Road and Linda Lane, the sheriff's office said.
Almaguer wasn't wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the car, the sheriff's office said.
The two passengers, who were buckled up, were taken to Othello Community Hospital, where they were treated and later released, the sheriff's office said.
Investigators found fireworks, alcohol and a small amount of marijuana in the car, the sheriff's office said.
Prosser worker dies in Highway 14 crash
ROOSEVELT -- A Prosser agricultural worker was killed on Highway 14 near Roosevelt in Klickitat County on Sunday when his pickup truck drifted off the road and rolled.
The Washington State Patrol said Luis Enrique Macias, 33, was driving east on the highway about 56 miles southeast of Goldendale when his 2007 GMC Canyon pickup left the road at 9:07 p.m.
The truck rolled over and Macias died at the scene. The state patrol said he was not wearing a seat belt. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
He was born in Michoacan, Mexico, and lived in the Lower Valley for 12 years. He worked for Mercer Ranches.