Nobody injured in Oak Harbor shooting; bullets hit house, garage, cars

Police in Oak Harbor are investigating what appears to be a motiveless shooting early Tuesday morning.

Nobody was injured, though family members were inside a Castilian Way house that was hit by one of the bullets, according to Oak Harbor Police Chief Ed Green.

Investigators have no suspects and don’t know what the motive might have been.

“We just don’t know at this point,” he said, “but we’re digging into it.”

The unknown gunman fired at least five shots with what police believe was a handgun. One of the bullets hit the house, one hit the garage and the rest struck two parked cars.

The Island County Sheriff’s Office investigated a drive-by shooting of a home on Swantown Road on April 22. Someone fired several shots and hit two houses with what investigators believe was a small-caliber handgun.

A witness reported seeing a small car leave the scene, but investigators weren’t able to identify any suspects or possibly motive, according to the sheriff’s spokesman. Investigators even thought it might have been a case of wrong address.

Green said there’s nothing specific to link the two shootings.

He said the recent case doesn’t appear to be a drive-by shooting because of the bullet pattern. Shots from a moving car tend to follow a line; these shots at the Castilian Way house were grouped.

Green asked that anyone who may have seen anything or has any information on the case to call the ICOM dispatch center at 360-679-9567 and ask to speak with a detective with the Oak Harbor Police Department.

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