Who Shot A Hunter Near Walla Walla? Deputies Want to Know
The Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office wants to know who shot a bear hunter with a a high-powered rifle.
Friday bear hunter shot east of Walla Walla
Friday, August 5th, Walla Walla Deputies and other law enforcement agencies swarmed to Nightingale Canyon, which is just over 10 miles east of Walla Walla, after a hunter was shot. The WWCSO released this information Monday.
Around 8:28 PM the reporting party told officials they'd been bear hunting with a partner. After shooting a bear across the canyon, one of the hunters tracked across to where the bear was.
The other one stayed behind to monitor the track. At that point the second hunter heard a loud gunshot, and saw the other one fall to the ground and roll down the hillside of the canyon.
After reaching the victim, the first hunter determined they'd been shot by a high powered rifle. They said they'd heard voices up the canyon and after reaching their friend, they looked towards where the shot came from.
A person was seen running through a field nearby
Multiple medical agencies and other hunters in the area helped tend to the injured person. Officials say the hunter who was not shot provided information about other vehicles in the area, and two other hunters said they also heard voices in the canyon area.
Search warrants have been applied for, however the suspects remain at large. The WWCSO did not say if this appears to be an accident. Anyone with any information is urged to call (509)-527-3265.
LOOK: Stunning animal photos from around the world