(Pasco, WA) -- The Pasco Police Department has released new details into the shooting of a 14-year-old boy Monday night. At a press conference, the department says the shooting went down just before 6:30pm off 22nd Ave and Henry Streets in Central Pasco. The actual gunfire occurred near an apartment complex. The victim, after being shot, was able to stagger a block away to Rite Aid drug store located near 20th Ave and Court Street, enter the store and ask for him. First Aid was rendered by witnesses and bystanders, something which police say may very well have saved the boy's life.

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Pasco Fire entered the store within minutes and provided medical aid to the injured teen, and rushed him to a local hospital for treatment. Police began to search for a suspect and established a containment line in the area, which included both the Rite Aid and the shooting scene. Benton Franklin Transit Service was suspended in the area while police conducted the search. Despite the best efforts of Pasco Police, the suspect was not located.
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At Tuesday's press conference officers revealed they know who the suspect is but cannot release the name of that person at this time. They also released the fact that the victim is now expected to survive, that a handgun was used in the shooting and there is no danger to the public.

Police also thanked Pasco Fire Department, West Richland Police Department, Kennewick Police Department, Franklin County Sheriff's Office, and the Benton County Sheriff's Office for responding to help.

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Police are asking that if you have any information, call non-emergency dispatch at 509-628-0333 reference PPD case 23-11531.

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