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Richland police still looking for suspect following shot fired call

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RICHLAND, WA - Richland police officers have arrested two men in connection with a shooting that happened near the Creekside Apartments today. Officers say it's a domestic violence incident involving drugs. Reporter Jaclyn Selesky was on the scene this afternoon.

It all started around 1:00 this afternoon on the 300 block of Van Giesen Street. Two men are in custody, but Richland police are still looking for another suspect involved. Police say it involves two women who are victims of domestic abuse.

Police say it started as a domestic violence situation involving Justin Canastin and a woman at the 7-Eleven on the corner of Jadwin Avenue and Van Giesen Street. At one point, Canastin punched out a car window at the 7-Eleven, then jumped into a truck with another man, Carl Gardner. Gardner then drove the truck down the street near the Creekside Apartments and got into a fight with Allen Dickson, another man involved who police say is staying at the apartments nearby.

Gardner then shot one bullet into the ground, and that's when Dickson took off. Once officers arrived, they searched the apartments for Dickson and also searched the truck. That's when they found methamphetamine inside of the truck.

"Detectives have a big task ahead of them," said Lieutenant Curtis Smith with the Richland Police Department. "They'll be petitioning probably for search warrants for the vehicle as well as perhaps dependent on what they find upstairs in the apartment."

The man police are still looking for is 31-year-old Allen Dickson. He's described as a white male last seen wearing a red shirt.

Fortunately, no one was injured today. Officers wouldn't release the names of the two women involved because they say they appear to be victims of domestic violence. If you have any information, you are asked to call Richland Police.  

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