Grandview Shooting Scares Neighbors
Connie Gonzalez says her son was inside her house when the shots were heard on the 1100 block of Stassen Way. She said her son called her around 7:30 last night, saying, "There's cops around here. I was at the computer. I heard a 'da-da-da-da'. I went to the back door thinking someone was knocking but no body was there."
Two cars and a house were hit by the bullets and soon after Sunnyside Community Hospital reported that a 26-year-old was being treated for a gunshot wound to his back.
Gonzalez says she thought her neighborhood was safe. She says, "This was known as a quiet, good neighborhood. Now you don't know what's going to happen."
Police believe that two men were walking on Stassen when they were approached by three other men. They say soon a fist fight was started and the gun shots were heard.
John Hunting woke up to a knock on his door. It was Grandview Police who said he had a bullet hole in the side of his house. But he says he wasn't scared. He says, "Number one I trust the lord so I wasn't worried about it."
But Gonzalez says she and her son were scared. She says, "You hear of shootings in other towns but when it is that close to home it scares you."
Fortunately, in this shooting, the victim was not seriously injured and stray bullets hit only cars and a house.
Grandview police say the shooting victim has not been cooperative and they are still on the lookout for the four other men they believe were involved. They say the shooting does appear to be gang-related.