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Manchester shooting victims offer reward

The Manchester family whose home was the target of a shooting last month is offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest in connection with the incident.

A family member, who asked not to be identified, said he is offering $2,000 to anyone who can provide information that “leads to an arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in the planning, execution or coverup” of the shooting that occurred around 11 p.m. on Feb. 22.

The victim, who lives on the 1200 block of Puget Drive, said he, his wife and their teen-aged daughter were home at the time of the shooting, which involved multiple shotgun pellets that penetrated his house, some near the bed where he said at least one person was sleeping.

He said his teen-aged son was not home at the time.

The victim said he posted fliers at several local markets advertising the reward, originally $1,000, which he has now doubled. He asked that anyone with information call the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, which is still investigating the incident, at 337-7101.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the family’s home was shot at late on Wednesday, Feb. 22. It is unknown how many suspects were involved, or whether they were in a vehicle or on foot.

The bullets reportedly struck two areas of the home — under a covered front porch, and another area above the home’s first-floor window.

On the first floor, several shotgun pellets penetrated the exterior wall and into the living room area. Four holes were found in the wall near the stairs leading up to the second floor.

Directly across from the stairs were two interior doors that were also struck.

A pellet was found on one of the sofas and one was found in the carpeting. On the second floor, several pellets penetrated through the exterior wall and into the laundry room, striking the rear of the clothes dryer.

Responding deputies also discovered two empty shotgun shells near the beginning of the property’s circular driveway.

Spokesman Deputy Scott Wilson said the investigation is ongoing, but said his office “is firm, in its estimate of the situation, that this crime was not sporadic in nature, (but) the victim residence was targeted by the perpetrator(s).”

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