The Pullman Police Department has issued the following news release providing detail into the shooting incident that occurred in a neighborhood near to the WSU Pullman campus.
Shooting Injures Two
PULLMAN – On October 29, 2017 at about 1:45 am, Pullman Police officers heard two gunshots as they were responding to a noise complaint in the 1000 block of Duncan. When officers arrived on Duncan Lane, they found numerous persons running in all directions. Officers located two victims with gunshot wounds; a 19-year-old male with a wound to his right torso, and a 17-year-old male with a wound to his arm. Both victims were transported to Pullman Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The 19-year-old was later released from the hospital.
Investigation revealed that a group of subjects attending a party on Duncan Lane surrounded a vehicle attempting to leave the area. The group was trying to forcibly remove someone from the vehicle when shots were fired from the vehicle, striking the victims. The crowd scattered and the vehicle fled before officers arrived.
The weapon is believed to be a handgun and has not been recovered. Both victims are from the King County area of Washington and are not students at Washington State University. Detectives are following up on leads. Shortly after the shooting, Washington State University officials issued an alert to students via their emergency notification system since the location is adjacent to the WSU campus.
UPDATE Sunday October 29th, 2017 9:02AM:
Law enforcement officials have determined that there is no ongoing threat to public safety or to the WSU campus. The Pullman Police Department’s investigation is continuing. Pullman Police are expected to provide additional information about the incident later in the day.
A strong cold front presses through the region today bringing windy conditions especially during the afternoon and early evening. Wind gusts varying from 35 to 45 mph will be common between noon and 6PM. Brief gusts around 50 mph or stronger may occur with the cold front passage during the late afternoon.
WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING.
* Winds…Southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.
* Timing…1 PM to 8 pm PDT today.
* Impacts…Winds this strong can make driving difficult …especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution. Localized … » More …
This is a test of the WSU Alert System. On October 12th at 12:05 p.m. test notifications were sent out to WSU students, faculty and staff who were signed up to receive alerts through MyWSU. Notifications were sent out via text, phone call and email. The campus outdoor warning sirens were tested. Most computers associated with WSU also received a pop-up notification. The WSU Alert system was created to disseminate time critical safety information to the campus population. WSU encourages students, faculty and staff to be personally AWARE of developing incidents, ASSESS each emergency individually, and ACT to ensure their own safety.
At 11:25 AM on October 10th, WSU PD responded to reports of a person with a toy light saber and a toy hand gun in Kimbrough Hall on the WSU Pullman campus. Police responded and immediately confirmed the initial report. No threats to campus, no arrest was made, and no disruption to campus operations.
Heavy smoke from regional wildfires has resulted in unhealthy air quality on the Pullman campus. Classes will proceed as normal but individuals are encouraged to stay indoors when not traveling to or from classes or work. Outdoor activities should be avoided, if possible. People experiencing respiratory distress should contact a health care professional immediately. Pullman students can contact Health & Wellness Services at 509-335-3575. Additional details on the air quality situation will be provided as they become available.
AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PDT THURSDAY AUGUST 31st
Smoke from wildfires in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington is expected to affect Eastern Washington until increased wind Thursday allow improvement. Until that time air quality will vary between good and unhealthy depending on wind direction and time of day.
Children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory illnesses are most at risk of serious health effects. If you experience respiratory distress, you should speak with your physician.
Evacuation of Stimson Hall due to another bomb threat. Generalized threat to the wider campus. Stated 2 pm deadline. Be aware of your surroundings. Call 911 if you see anything suspicious. Please check back on this site for updates.
UPDATE 2:08PM: Washington State University Pullman received a specific bomb threat to Stimson Hall that also included a generalized threat to campus with deadline of 2pm. Stimson Hall and Owen Science has been evacuated. Please avoid the area. There is currently no other change to campus operations. Classes have not been cancelled. Be aware of your surroundings and exercise your own judgement for your own … » More …
All clear declared on alleged bomb threat – Pullman campus resumes normal operations
The Washington State University Police Department completed sweeps of a number of buildings on the WSU Pullman campus overnight and has reaffirmed that the bomb threat called in late afternoon on August 3 was a hoax.
Late Thursday afternoon (August 3), the Washington State University Police Department received a call from an individual who claimed to have placed several explosive devices on WSU’s Pullman campus. The caller did not provide detail regarding the alleged devices and the threat does not appear to be credible.
The WSU Office of Emergency Management will be conducting the spring semester test of the WSUAlert system on the Pullman campus Thursday, April 20 at 11:45 a.m. Faculty, staff and students associated with the Pullman campus who have signed up for emergency notifications will receive text messages, phone calls, and emails which will be clearly identified as a test. This test will also include the campus outdoor warning sirens, which are designed to warn you that you should take shelter and seek further information from other WSU Alert resources such as alert.wsu.edu. Furthermore, WSU will be testing their central locking capabilities with a 15 minute … » More …