Moses Lake Police search for suspects in early morning gas station shooting


MOSES LAKE- A man was filling his tires with air at a gas station in Moses Lake early this morning when he heard gun shots and felt a sharp pain in his leg.

Police responded to multiple reports of shots fired around 1:30 a.m. at the 76 Gas Station near State Route 17. Captain Dave Sands tells us more.

“Initially it was reported out in County jurisdiction, however officers were able to locate a scene at a gas station in the 1100 block of Stratford Road where they located four shell casings,” Sands said. “While they were on scene they received report that a gunshot victim had arrived at Samaritan Hospital.”

Officers contacted the victim and learned he had been airing up his tires at the gas station when the shooting occurred.

“The subject, a 24-year-old Moses Lake resident, left the scene at that time and received a ride up to Samaritan Hospital,” Sands said. “The case has been turned over to detectives to follow up and at this time we have no suspect information.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Moses Lake Police at 762-1160.