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By Katie Teachout
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One dead in Ritzville shooting this morning

Police still investigating crime scene


Katie Teachout

This home at the corner of 7th Ave and Washington Street in Ritzville was the scene of a homicide early Thursday morning, May 14.

RITZVILLE -- One person is dead in an early morning shooting here at a home at the corner of Seventh Avenue and Washington Street.

Police Chief Dave McCormick said the shooting occurred about 5:30 a.m.

Dispatchers received a call at 5:39 a.m. from a neighbor who heard gunshots, he said. Officers arriving on scene found one person deceased.

McCormick was still on the scene, along with Adams County Sgt. Garcia, at 9:30 a.m. No other information was immediately available.

McCormick will issue a press release as soon as more details are available.


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