UPDATE: Nine Kennewick residents including children shot with BB gun


UPDATE (7:00 A.M.): The Kennewick Police Department released a press release Wednesday morning and reported that nine victims have come forward after being targeted in Tuesday’s shootings. Police say six of the victims were juveniles, and three were adults.

The Kennewick Police Department says one of the victims sustained large welts on their body after being shot by the BB gun.

Police say none of the victims sustained life-threatening injuries.

If you have any information, you’re asked to call dispatch at 509-628-0333.

UPDATE (3:25 a.m.): The Kennewick Police Department says they have received three additional reports of victims who were targeted in the shootings. Police said early Wednesday morning that two of the additional victims are juveniles, and one is an adult. The Kennewick Police Department is continuing to investigate. Five victims have reported being targeted in these shootings. Kennewick Police said they will provide another update later Wednesday morning.

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Local authorities are searching for a group of rowdy suspects who drove around terrorizing victims with a BB gun on Tuesday afternoon.

The first victim was a 5-year-old girl who was playing outside.

According to a Facebook post by the Kennewick Police Department, the incident took place around 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

Officers responded to the 1900 block of W 4th Pl in Kennewick for an assault with a weapon.

When local authorities arrived, they came into contact with the victim’s mother. The suspects are a group of at least four young, white men — some of whom were shirtless and riding in the back of a dark gray pickup truck.

Local authorities were told that the group was laughing as they quickly drove away from the area. Shortly after, they drove to the area of W 4th Ave and S Vancouver St, where they allegedly shot and hurt a second victim.

Kennewick police say that the two victims had large welts from the impact of the projectiles. Thankfully, neither victim sustained a more serious injury.

This is an active investigation by the Kennewick Police Department. If you have any information regarding the identity of any of the suspects pictured, please reach out to KPD’s non-emergency dispatch line at (509) 628-0333 and reference Case No. 21-16976.