UPDATE: Police say they now believe a man found on Simpson Avenue with a gunshot wound last weekend was involved in an Elma shooting, and was not shot in Aberdeen. The 29 year old told police last weekend that he was walking on Simpson Avenue when he heard a pop sound and found that he was shot. Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Deputies are currently investigating a shooting incident in Elma earlier that day.
Police are investigating after a man was apparently shot while walking on Simpson avenue Saturday morning. Det. Weiss tells us they were called just before 6 Saturday morning. A 29 year old Aberdeen man said that while he was walking in the 2000 block of Simpson, near the 7-11, he heard a “pop” sound and realized that he had been shot. The man did not report seeing anyone in the area, he was transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital.
Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Weiss at the Aberdeen Police Department (360) 533-3180 or the Tip-Line at (360) 538-4450.
UPDATE: Power has been restored to approximately 50 customers in the Lake Shore Road area of Lake Quinault, after a car v pole accident caused an early-morning outage at about 2:30 a.m.
Crews are reporting that a car accident on the South Shore Road in Quinault has resulted in a broken pole and an outage affecting approximately 50 customers in that area. Customers can expect an extended outage that may go well into mid-morning while additional crews respond to the area to make repairs.
HOQUIAM, Wash. – A woman on an electric wheelchair was killed in the crosswalk of 22nd street in East Hoquiam yesterday, when a semi truck drove over her in front of several witnesses.
Hoquiam Sgt. Mitchell confirmed this morning that the woman was declared deceased at the scene her name is being withheld until family can be notified. The accident remains under investigation.
An eye witness to the accident tells us she was crossing 22nd street near the base of the Simpson Avenue bridge when a semi truck for Ocean Gold Seafood pulled onto Simpson Avenue driving over the woman and dragging her some distance. Our source tells us the cries of witnesses were what got the attention of the driver who stopped with the woman still pinned under the truck.
Eastbound State route 101 traffic was detoured over the Riverside bridge until around 8 last night.
HOQUIAM, Wash. – The investigation of an accident on the East side of the Simpson Avenue bridge in Hoquiam this afternoon will require the re-route of Eastbound traffic over the Riverside bridge.
E-911 dispatch tells us DOT crews are planning the detour to accommodate the investigation. An eye witness to the accident tells us a woman in a wheelchair was crossing 22nd street in Hoquiam when a semi truck for Ocean Gold seafood turned onto Simpson Avenue driving over the woman in the crosswalk and dragging her about 75 yards.
Our source tells us the cries of witnesses were what got the attention of the driver who stopped with the woman and her chair still pinned under the semi.
Hoquiam police and State Patrol will be investigating to determine a cause and whether any charges will be filed. The status of the woman is not being released at this time.
Eastbound State route 101 traffic will be detoured over the Riverside bridge for several hours this afternoon.
UPDATE: Today at 10:00 am, the autopsy of the female infant that was found deceased two days ago had been conducted. The pathologist found no obvious signs of trauma. Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate tells us the pathologist did find evidence to suggest that the child was stillborn. Additional tests need to be performed before the pathologist can give an official cause and manner of death. At this point the case is still under investigation.
Elma, Wash. – No criminal charges are being sought in what Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott tells KBKW looks to be just a sad story. After a newborn child’s body was found in an Elma home Tuesday. “At this point there’s no evidence of foul play, or any criminal activity. We’re not going to make a final determination until the autopsy. At this point there’s no evidence of criminal wrong doing so we have not made any arrests, nor do we intend to.”
Scott said a 37 year old woman was transported to Capital Medical Center in Olympia after reporting a miscarriage at the home in the 100 block of Newman Creek Road. Doctors told investigators that it appeared the woman had given birth, however Scott said when they searched they home. “It was immediately apparent that this was not a full term pregnancy.”
The woman later told investigators that she was afraid to report the child was stillborn “We think the reason she wasn’t forthcoming about what actually happened initially as – completely unrelated to what happened, but she’s been dealing with some child custody issues.”
An autopsy on the newborn is scheduled for Thursday to determine if the baby was alive at birth.