Two men killed in East Vancouver shooting, detectives look for person of interest

Vancouver Police investigates deadly shooting - KATU photo

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Two men were shot and killed early Sunday evening in an East Vancouver neighborhood.

The reports of gunfire came in about 5:15 p.m. on NE 140th Avenue near NE 15th Street. Arriving officers found two men deceased at a home.

Detectives said they have a person of interest in the case, but they haven't made any arrests. They added that they think both victims knew their shooter.

Ben Woodke lives near where the shooting happened.He heard a series of gun shots, "it was just bang, bang, and then a (pause) and then another couple more after that."

Woodke says he told his wife to call 911, and then rushed outside to see exactly what happened. He saw a woman running from the scene who said she didn't know what happened. He then glanced through a fence and saw one man dead, bloody from what appeared to be a gunshot to his torso.

"The second guy that wasn't dead yet, he was shot - it looked like in the head," Woodke said. "There was a lot of blood, he was kind of laying on his face, struggling to breathe."

Woodke said he saw a silver car fleeing from the scene.

On Monday morning, Vancouver Police said they found a car that matched a description of the suspected shooter's vehicle. The car was taken to the Police Major Crimes Unit for processing.

Officials said they will release the names of the victims once their family members have been notified of the deaths.

This is a developing story; updates will be posted as information comes in.

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