3 shot, including gunman, near Vancouver elementary school

The shooting was the culmination of domestic violence, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Associated Press

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A man shot two people in an elementary school parking lot and then shot himself after a police chase.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a shooting outside Sarah J. Anderson Elementary on Tuesday after school had been let out for the day. Vancouver Public Schools said the shooting was targeted and no students or staff were hurt.

Deputies found two women at the scene who were taken to hospitals with unknown injuries.

Law enforcement then pursued the suspect in his vehicle until, the sheriff’s office said, the suspect stopped near a ramp to I-205. He appeared to have shot himself. He was also taken to a hospital with unknown injuries.

Sgt. Brent Waddell told the Oregonian/OregonLive that the shooting was the culmination of domestic violence. He wouldn’t confirm the relationship between the suspect and the adult victims but said there was a restraining order between a suspect and one of the victims. He also said the suspect was released from jail a few days before the shooting.

The school was temporarily locked down. Clark County Major Crimes is investigating.

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