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Police identify College Hill shooting victims

PULLMAN (Murrow News 8) – Police released the names of the victims in Saturday morning’s shooting on College Hill.

Police said Liban Barre, of Kent, died at Pullman Regional Hospital. WSU student Brandon Gray was injured, taken by Lifeflight to a Spokane hospital.

Late Saturday morning, Pullman Police announced the arrest of George Melvin Harris III, 23, on 2nd degree assault, connected to the shooting. He is in the Whitman County Jail, held without bond.

Police responded to the initial call at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday to the 1200 block of NE Myrtle Street for a report of a loud party in the area. As police approached the party, they reported hearing gunshots.

Police found two males, later identified as Barre and Gray, who had a number of gunshot wounds. First responders with the Pullman Fire Department took both to Pullman Regional Hospital, where one Barre shortly after. Grey was flown to a hospital in Spokane.

In a Saturday morning press release, police said it appears to be an isolated incident.

If you have information about this shooting, police ask that you call Pullman PD at (509) 334-0802.


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