Woman shot while riding in car in Moses Lake

Woman shot while riding in car in Moses Lake

A 21-year-old Moses Lake woman sustained minor injuries when she was shot while driving in Moses Lake on Saturday night.

Numerous callers informed Grant County Officials around 10 p.m. that two vehicles were driving fast, and that shots were fired near Lybbert Drive in the Upper Basin Homes neighborhood.

Callers then reported that one of the vehicles crashed on Paxson Drive below the Grant County Fair Grounds.

Deputies found a car with a damaged axle on Paxson Drive.

Witnesses said they saw a man running from the car, but Deputies searched the area and were unable to find him.

While on scene of the collision, Samaritan Hospital informed officials that a 21-year-old female was in the Emergency Room with a gunshot wound to the right side of her head.

The wound was was described as a grazing wound and was non-life-threatening.

Deputies went to Samaritan and found a car in a parking stall with a quarter of the back window shattered.

The driver of the car was in the waiting room and said that she and her two female passengers were driving west on Valley Road when another vehicle began tailgating them.

They then heard two or more gunshots, one of which shattered the back window, and apparently struck one of the passengers.

They then drove to Samaritan Hospital for aid.

Both of the vehicles were impounded and deputies collected evidence at the scene.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Grant County Sheriff’s Office at 509-762-1160.