VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) — Police found a car that matches the description of one seen fleeing after 2 men were shot dead outside a Vancouver apartment.
The shooting happened around 5:15 p.m. on Sunday in the back corner of a parking lot on NE 140th Avenue, just blocks from Evergreen High School and Cascade Middle School. Officers responded and found the bodies of Allen Collins, 37, and Jason Benton, 42.
Neighbors who called 911 said they heard around 4 shots fired. Witnesses told KOIN 6 News they saw a silver car speeding away from the scene. Authorities have since recovered a silver car matching the description of one seen fleeing the scene. It’s being processed by the major crimes team.
“It was just out of nowhere, so I didn’t have time to count or anything,” neighbor Ben Woodke, who heard the shots fired, said. “It was just pretty brutal.”
Ben said he told his wife, Charee, to call 911.
“The closer he got he said, ‘Oh my God, somebody was shot,’ so I grabbed our kid,” Charee said. “He actually witnessed the person dying and another person dead. It’s not really something you can erase from your memory.”
Police on Monday morning said they believe they have identified a person of interest in the case. They also believe the suspect and the victims were known to each other.