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Two teens injured in shooting at Pullman house party over the weekend

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017

A late-night house party in Pullman ended in gunfire Sunday morning, with two people shot near Washington State University.

Pullman police officers responding to a noise complaint in the 1000 block of Northeast Duncan Lane at around 1:45 a.m. heard two gunshots in the area, police said in a news release. When they arrived at a nearby house party, they found numerous people running in all directions.

Two people, a 19-year-old male and a 17-year-old male, were shot. The older teen suffered a gunshot wound to the right side of his torso, the minor a wound to his arm. Both were transported to Pullman Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The 19-year-old was released from the hospital Sunday morning, police said.

According to police, the two teens were shot while blocking a vehicle that was attempting to leave the area. The two were trying to forcibly remove someone from the vehicle when shots were fired. Police said the crowd scattered and vehicle fled before officers arrived on scene.

Both victims are from King County, police said. They were not students of WSU.

Shortly after the shooting, WSU issued an alert to students.

A suspect has not been located. Police believe the shooter was using a handgun, which has not been recovered.

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