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Old 09-01-2015, 10:00 PM
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This one is kind of stupid. Drive-by shooting in Walla Walla:
Two Walla Walla teenagers have been charged as adults in connection with the riddling of a house on Donald Street with bullets last March. Alleged local gang associates Eduardo Chavez, 17 … and Jesse L. Murphy, 16 … were charged Monday … with drive-by shooting.… Although the defendants are juveniles, adult charges are required because of the youths’ older ages and the severity of the offense.

Officials claim that Murphy — with Chavez as the passenger — drove his Toyota pickup by 119 Donald St. about 2:40 a.m. March 28. Chavez allegedly fired numerous rounds from what’s believed to be a .22-caliber rifle into the home, striking it 13 times. No one was hurt, but bullets reportedly went into the garage, house walls and through a bedroom window.

The brother of a person who lives at the home was “an enemy” of a gang with which Chavez and Murphy associate, according to a Sheriff’s Office report filed in court.

Chavez also is charged as an adult with three counts of first-degree assault and one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm in a separate case.
I mean, teenagers playing with guns and shooting at each other, that seems a bit de rigeur. But how those teenagers are getting their hands on guns is something that really needs to be looked at. Washington state got a new law initiated into place this year intended to help keep track of where people are getting their hands on guns, I would hope that the source of these kids' guns would face some kind of consequences for facilitating this activity.

Last edited by eschereal; 09-01-2015 at 10:01 PM.