Police respond to shots fired in Orchards

Deputies from the Clark County Sheriff’s Department responded to reports of shots fired in the Orchards neighborhood around 10:40 a.m. this morning.


A homeowner in the 7300 block of Northeast 159th Avenue, in Vancouver’s Orchards neighborhood, called 9-1-1 on Tue., Oct. 18, around 10:40 a.m. to report seeing a neighbor firing a handgun at people driving by the alleged shooter’s house. The caller said the shooter jumped into his black Corvette and chased the vehicle he had shot at, a blue sedan. Both vehicles left the area at a high rate of speed, sheriff’s deputies reported.


Police report that there were no injuries reported, although several shell casings were recovered at the scene.


Vancouver Police patrol officers spotted the black Corvette on Fourth Plain Boulevard about 10 minutes after the 9-1-1 call came in and stopped the driver. Police questioned the driver and his occupant about the alleged shooting and said the matter remains under investigation.


At this time, police have not contacted or heard from the driver or any occupants of the blue sedan the 9-1-1 caller saw speeding away from the shooting scene.


About The Author

Joanna Nicole Yorke is a 2010 graduate of the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in political science. Yorke is a Clark County native, growing up on her family's 12-acre farm in La Center where her family still resides today. She was previously a reporter at The Reflector Newspaper, covering the city of Battle Ground, the Battle Ground School District and a variety of other areas and topics.

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