Shooting at Pasco transit station delays BFT bus service with investigation underway

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PASCO, Wash. — There is a widescale police presence surrounding the Ben Franklin Transit Center on the 800-block of N 22nd Ave as they investigate a shooting that fortunately didn’t result in any known injuries.

Reports came in at 4:35 p.m. PST on June 17 for an evolving situation near N 22nd Ave & W Sylvester St, per Sgt. Rigo Pruneda of the Pasco Police Department. Multiple witnesses confirmed there was a disturbance as police learned there were several gunshots fired in the area.

A white pickup truck carrying multiple people sped off, according to eyewitnesses at the scene. Pasco police investigators are working to identify the truck and its occupants as of Friday evening. One suspect fled from police north of the Transit Station and was detained in a nearby parking lot. That person isn’t under arrest as PPD investigators work to confirm whether he was involved in the incident.

Bullet casings were recovered at the scene of the incident, and shortly after, Pasco police officers found a firearm inside a dumper north of the transit station. However, they cannot confirm that this is the same gun used in the shooting during the early stages of their investigation.

This area is closed to the public as police officers work to uncover what took place and who is responsible. Several bus routes are being impacted by this unfolding situation. For updates on bus routes and how they will be impacted, click here to visit the Ben Franklin Transit website.

Many officers from the Pasco Police Department remain at the transit center to work on this evolving situation.

This is a breaking news story. An update and/or follow-up may be issued if further details are announced.

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