Man shot while sitting in car

— A local man was hospitalized this afternoon after he was shot while sitting in a car at the College Apartments at state Highway 17 and Grape Drive.

The 32-year-old man, whose identity has not yet been released, told the Grant County Sheriff’s Office he was sitting with another man in the vehicle around 1:20 p.m. when a third man approached the vehicle. An altercation ensued and the victim was shot once in the lower leg, a report on the incident said. He was taken to Samaritan Hospital for treatment of the non-life-threatening injury.

The shooter left the scene the report said.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office said the victim is not cooperating with investigators. A description of the suspect was not available.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information about the shooting to call 509-762-1160 or email and reference case No. 15GS00228. Tipsters can remain anonymous.


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