More police at Richland parks following shooting incident
RICHLAND, Wash. - Police say more officers will be patrolling the parks of Richland after a Fourth of July shooting at Howard Amon Park left one victim in serious condition.
Richland Police Chief Jeff Taylor said police are searching for the shooter after a victim was shot multiple times near the Richland Community Center at the park.
The shooting occurred following an argument between two groups of people while the park was crowded with families Wednesday, during a holiday celebration.
The city said it has moved its Movie in the Park event Friday to another location. The movie, Lego Ninjago, will be screened at the HAPO stage at John Dam Plaza July 6. It's scheduled to start around 8 p.m. and is free to public.
With crime scene tape and flags still up, officials said they didn't want to have children running around the park as crime scene tape and flags remain in the area.
Taylor also stated police are stepping up their presence at Richland parks is to ensure people feel safe visiting the parks. He wants to remind the public that alcohol is not permitted in Richland parks.