Moses Lake man shot in leg by home invaders who stole his guns

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MOSES LAKE, Wash. — Two armed suspects entered a Moses Lake man’s home, shot him in the leg and stole firearms from inside his some on Sunday morning, triggering a countywide investigation.

As announced by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were first informed of a shooting when someone called for help around 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25. They visited the home on the 12000-block of Rd 4 NE and made contact with the 41-year-old victim.

He recounted two men entering the home, shooting him in the leg and stealing several firearms including rifles and pistols. They fled from the scene and have not been publicly identified. It’s unclear whether Grant County investigators have already identified suspects in the case, or if they had prior relations with the victim.

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However, the Moses Lake man was treated and released by Samaritan Healthcare following emergency care. No one else was injured during the home invasion, authorities confirmed.

Grant County officials made the following statement in regards to their protocols and investigation into this incident:

For investigative purposes, many details are not released to maintain the investigation’s security. Even though they are not included in an itemized list, all applicable investigative steps are being undertaken by the detectives working on this case.
We ask the public to not share their tips or speculations on social media. If we can see your tip or speculation, so can the suspects we are trying to find. If you have information, please use the phone number or email listed above.

If you have any information that may contribute to this investigation, you’re urged to call the Grant County Sheriff’s Office at 509-762-1160 or email information to crimetips@grantcountywa.gov. If necessary, you may remain anonymous when submitting your tip.

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