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.