Monday, September 10, 2007
GRANDVIEW - Grandview police are currently investigating what appears to be a gang-related shooting that took place early Saturday evening, Sept. 8.
According to Sergeant David Palacios, police were called to the 1100 block of Stassen Way following a report of multiple gun shots.
"Upon arrival, police were unable to locate a victim or a suspect," he said.
Witnesses reported seeing two male subjects running away, as well as a blue Geo Metro leaving the area.
But a short while later, police received a call from Sunnyside Community Hospital stating that a 25-year-old man was being treating for a minor gunshot wound to the lower back.
"Preliminary reports indicate the victim and two other subjects exited the Geo Metro and initiated a fist fight with two male pedestrians," Palacios said.
Police are still investigating the case, despite what they say is the victim's lack of cooperation.
During the shooting, two unoccupied cars and one occupied residence were reportedly struck by stray bullets.
Also Saturday, three back-to-back reports of gang related graffiti were called in to police.
A vacant house in the 600 block of West Third Street was spray painted in black and blue paint and a couple of windows were broken. A shed next door to the house was also vandalized. The third report came from the 200 block of Avenue D, where gang related graffiti was spray painted on carport walls.
On Friday, police received a report that a vehicle had been stolen from the 500 block of Euclid. No vehicle description was available at press time.
Also Friday, Ace Hardware employees reported the theft of a $35 wrench. They placed a call to the Sunnyside store to be on alert for someone trying to return it for a refund. Sure enough, according to police, later that day there was an attempt to return it for a refund. Police are currently investigating.
Early this morning, Monday, police received a report of a vehicle prowl from the 200 block of Avenue F, in which the driver side window was broken out and the trunk was opened for access to speakers, which were stolen. Estimated value of the speakers is $200.