Vancouver Police investigate shooting near Evergreen High School

A 16-year-old suspect has been taken into custody after an investigation of the shooting that led to lockdowns at Evergreen High School and Cascade Middle School Thursday.
The suspect, a 16-year-old male, was booked into the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center after receiving multiple charges. This weapon was recovered at the scene of Thursday’s shooting incident. Photo courtesy Vancouver Police Department

The suspect, a 16-year-old male, is not believed to be a student at Evergreen High School

VANCOUVER – A 16-year-old suspect has been taken into custody after an investigation of the shooting that led to lockdowns at Evergreen High School and Cascade Middle School Thursday.

On Thursday (Oct. 19) at about 1:08 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a parking lot behind McKenzie Stadium near Evergreen High School (14300 E. 18th Street) for the report of a disturbance with a weapon with shots heard in the area. 

Witnesses provided a description of the suspect who was located and taken into custody by police without incident. There were no reported injuries. Police recovered several shell casings and a 9mm semi-automatic firearm (see attached photo). Several schools in the area were locked down while police were investigating. 

The suspect, a 16-year-old male, is not believed to be a student at Evergreen High School. He was booked into the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Discharge of a Firearm, and Assault I (2 counts). Additional charges are pending. 

The Vancouver Police Department Crime Reduction Unit is continuing the investigation.

Information provided by Vancouver Police Department.


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