Crime Stoppers offer reward for info on N. Idaho drive-by shooting



Posted on September 23, 2013 at 7:03 AM

Updated Monday, Sep 23 at 5:09 PM

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police searching early Monday for the person responsible for firing a gun out a car window toward an apartment complex on N. Second St., about a half mile north of Interstate 90 between N. 4th St. and Government Way.

"And all the sudden I heard something said 'boom boom boom boom,' like that," said witness Hattie Kelly.  "I got so scared I thought I was going to faint." The drive-by shooting happened just outside of her door.

Multiple people called 9-1-1 to report the shooting around midnight Sunday.  Witnesses said they saw a car drive to the end of the dead-end road, turn around, and then they heard the shots fired.  Coeur d'Alene Police found more than 10 strike points where bullets hit the sidewalk and ricocheted into nearby trees and an apartment complex.

People in the area were more surprised than anything else. One person said he has never witnessed something like this in the 13 years he's lived in Coeur d'Alene.

"Never, never. This is the first I've heard of it," said Randy Kirkcaldy, a resident of the area.

"You know, this is a pretty quiet place in town. I thought I was safe here. But apparently you never know," said Michael Philp, another resident. 

Coeur d'Alene Police said that it has been several years since the last time a drive-by shooting happened in the city.

But Kirkcaldy only needed this one incident to want a change.

"Uh, I want to move out of here. It's a good place to live, but something like that? I don't want to be around that.

Police are looking for a dark red, mid-nineties, four-door Toyota Corolla.  Police said the car may not have license plates.  If you have any information, contact the Coeur d'Alene Police Department.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information that leads to an arrest.