Longview police searching for shooting suspect

2013-04-19T19:00:00Z 2013-06-14T18:07:16Z Longview police searching for shooting suspectBy Tony Lystra / The Daily News Longview Daily News
April 19, 2013 7:00 pm  • 

A 33-year-old man was shot twice in Longview early Friday morning, and detectives are asking the public for help in locating a man in connection with the case, Longview police said Friday.

The victim, whose name was not released, survived the attack and was taken to St. John Medical Center in a private vehicle. His condition was unavailable Friday evening.

Police were called to the parking lot behind the Sound View Apartments, 1924 33rd Avenue, at 12:27 a.m. for a report of a man who had been shot. Another man was said to have fled the scene in a gold Chrysler van, police said.

The victim was laying on the ground when he was struck by two bullets — one in the upper portion of his right arm and another in his back, Police Capt. Robert Huhta said.

Witnesses said they heard at least three shots. Huhta said investigators were still trying to learn how the man ended up on the ground and what lead to the altercation.

Huhta said the victim is speaking with detectives but is “not the most forthcoming with information.”

Police have identified a “person of interest” in the case, Huhta said. He said officers were unsure whether the man they’ve identified is a suspect in the case.

“We would like to talk to his person and see what he knows,” said Huhta, who declined to provide the man’s name.

A dispatch report described a trail of blood on the sidewalk not far from the shooting and “roughly 10 to 20 blood drops” in front of another apartment building just up the street. It is not known whether the man police are looking for was injured, Huhta said.

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  1. Wisdom
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    Wisdom - April 19, 2013 3:30 pm
    Li'l ol' "Bongview" ("Methlehem") is getting better every day...
  2. grandpasangel72
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    grandpasangel72 - April 20, 2013 6:13 am
    This town is rediculous......its time to do a big cleanup....too much trash in this town.....clean up all the drugs and help this city......it sickens me that you have to fear walking down a sidewalk in this town for fear u will get shot..or when u go to ur car parked on tue street and find used needles lying there when there are small children.... grrrr i will be happy when i no longer reside in this crappy place... where u have to worry daily if ur car is still going to be parkd in driveway.
  3. OregonNative66
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    OregonNative66 - April 20, 2013 10:58 am
    I moved up here as a caregiver after getting out of the army and just happen to live on 33rd.
    I can’t stand the knuckle heads still around her after 3 years it better but there are still a few bad apples.
    There doing heron and maybe god knows what I don’t.
    We were up watching the news about the Boston thing and heard it.
    I looked out the window after someone run buy and I think I saw him that night yesterday there he was again looking in the front door looking for the guy that just moved in last month yesterday.
    He has ask us we knew were to get any and I have chased off some of them off my pick nick chairs at 3 am more than once.
    We are moving soon.
    Out.
  4. Atrucker
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    Atrucker - April 21, 2013 12:31 pm
    Wehave lived in or around Bongview, and Methso, for awhile. Even moving , did not help , got the ame kinda neighbors only worse. . How does having a card make it okay to have a plantation too? I wish Meth was never found. It ruins people. Drugs have been trouble around here for a long time
  5. Questionauthority
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    Questionauthority - April 22, 2013 11:10 pm
    Blame the drugs all you like, however when was the last time you volunteered to help out troubled youth? Fight the source, not the result of community neglect. The blame is on everyone and our lack of motivation to change our great city with compassion and care. Addicts are people just as you and me, you don't know their life. Any of us could have prevented this with something as simple as asking someone if they need help, or offering a kind hello to a person you have never met. We are all one.
  6. dManeMan
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    dManeMan - April 25, 2013 4:09 pm
    re Atrucker Meth isn't found. It is manmade.
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