Downtown building peppered by bullets

Investigators are still collecting information and hope to identify the suspect responsible for shooting at least five bullets into a downtown apartment building late Thursday night, according to the Port Orchard Police Department.

According to the incident report, a 911 call was made at 11:51 p.m. on Aug. 12 reporting that shots were fired at a second-story apartment on the corner of Frederick Avenue and Bay Street.

When deputies arrived, they discovered four bullets lodged into the wall directly below the apartment’s window, while the fifth shot a hole through the glass and eventually lodged in the apartment’s ceiling.

Five casings were found near the scene, and determined to be from a .38-caliber weapon.

None of the four occupants of the apartment at the time of the shooting were injured. They told police they had no idea who would shoot at them or why.

One witness — a 29-year-old Port Orchard man who was working at a nearby business on Bay Street at the time — told police he saw a green Ford Explorer turning the corner off of Frederick Avenue to the parking lot near the waterfront at a high rate of speed.

According to Sgt. Jan Meyers, as of Monday the police department still had no suspects in the incident, and were requesting that anyone with information call the office at 876-1700.

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