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UPDATE: Pasco man still hospitalized following Richland shooting

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Richland Police detectives search for evidence at the scene of the Fourth of July shooting in Richland's Howard Amon Park. Editor's note: no audio with this video
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Richland Police detectives search for evidence at the scene of the Fourth of July shooting in Richland's Howard Amon Park. Editor's note: no audio with this video

A 24-year-old Pasco man remains in stable but serious condition after a July 4 shooting at Howard Amon Park.

Sergio Rivera was rushed to Kadlec Regional Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds after a 7:52 p.m. fight near the community center turned violent, police officials said.

Investigators still are withholding other details around the attack that closed the park for the night.

The shooting was between two groups of people who knew each other, according to Richland police.

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Richland detectives returned to the scene of a shooting at Howard Amon Park on Thursday after a Fourth of July shooting. Bob Brawdy Tri-City Herald

The shooting took place while hundreds gathered to picnic and wait to watch fireworks.

Officers reopened the park Thursday morning, except for a small area near the community center where the shooting took place, Richland Sgt. Drew Florence said.

Police scoured the area with metal detectors and sifted through the soil this morning.

There are no signs of anyone being booked into the Benton County jail in connection with the shooting.

Anyone with video or photos related to the shooting to contact Richland police either through Facebook or by calling the non-emergency dispatch number at 509-628-0333.

Cameron Probert: 509-582-1402; Twitter: @cameroncprobert
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