Homes hit by bullets in Milton-Freewater drive-by


This story has been modified since its original publication.

MILTON-FREEWATER — Police are investigating a drive-by shooting into home at 1304 S. Mill St. that occurred Sunday, according to a news release this morning from Police Chief Doug Boedigheimer.

Boedigheimer said suspects in an unidentified vehicle fired a semi-automatic handgun at the home about 6:45 a.m.. A second home, at 1308 S. Mill St., was also struck by bullets.

Boedigheimer said it didn’t appear the second home was a target in the attack.

“There was upwards of eight or nine shots,” he said, adding that most of the bullets struck the home at 1304 S. Mill St.

He added that his investigators suspect the shooting may be related to gang activity, but no suspects have been identified.

Boedigheimer also said that his department and Walla Walla and College Place police are working to curb gang activity on both sides of the state line.

“(Gang activity) is just sort of a shared commodity almost,” Boedigheimer said.

Luke Hegdal can be reached at or 526-8326.

This article was modified June 25, 2014, at 4:34 p.m. to reflect the following correction/clarification:

The time of a shooting Sunday was incorrect in a story in the June 25 edition of the U-B. The shooting occurred about 6:45 a.m. We regret the error.


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