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Coroner: Quincy boy died in Moses Lake shooting

by CHERYL SCHWEIZER
Staff Writer | May 26, 2021 1:00 AM

MOSES LAKE — Sixteen-year-old Gavin Hayes, of Quincy, was the boy killed Monday afternoon in the shooting at a home in the 300 block of South Gibby Road, according to Grant County Coroner Craig Morrison. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

An 18-year-old Moses Lake man also was injured the violence police believe was gang-related.

Moses Lake Police Capt. Dave Sands told the Herald police are investigating the shooting as a homicide. No further information was released about the victims or possible suspects by press time.

The shooting was reported at about 4:30 p.m. Monday. Officers began first aid when they arrived and Moses Lake Fire Department medics responded, but the 16-year-old died at the scene. The 18-year-old was taken to Samaritan Hospital.

“Detectives processed the scene and discovered at least 10 rounds had been fired from near a residence on Lee Street,” Sands wrote in a release. “An uncooperative subject was detained shortly after officers arrived, but later released. Detectives served a search warrant on the property where the shots were fired and will be following up on the evidence they located.”

People who have information can contact the Moses Lake Police Department’s detective division at 509-764-3887.