Kennewick Citizens Reactions to Friday's Two Homicides - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Kennewick Citizens Reactions to Friday's Two Homicides

Posted: Updated:

KENNEWICK, Wash.-- People in Kennewick shared their reaction to the two deadly Benton County shootings in one day, one in Kennewick and the other in Finley.

People in Kennewick showed concern for Friday's two deadly shootings in the Tri-Cities community.

But some people said they think these types of things just happen and there isn't a way around it.

The Kennewick murder Friday morning led to the arrest of Grant Scantling who is now in custody in the Benton County Jail. He's facing charges of 1st degree murder.

No one is charged yet in the Finley homicide that happened Friday afternoon.

People told me they think of this area as safe so the shootings startled them.

Others shared the opinion that people unfortunately kill people and if they have the means it's hard to avoid these crimes.

"Being safe, being a great community to live in, the Tri-Cities, it does have me concerned about what the future holds for the Tri-Cities and everyone that lives here," said Bryndon Pavel.

"If we have the 2nd Amendment and if we go with the customary interpretation of the 2nd Amendment, people will have guns and these sort of things will happen," said Harold Kirkham.

"It's sad that we do that, that we do kill each other, but there's nothing you can do about it. It happens," said James Stevens.

Police encourage people to have a safety plan in case they're ever near a shooting or encounter one.

Officers advise finding a way to escape the location if you can and calling 911 as soon as possible.