Reward offered after shooter fires at train | Crime
Burlington Northern Santa Fe has announced a $5,000 reward for information about shots that were fired at one of their trains on September 24th. The unknown suspects fired 15 rounds at the train during a spree that covered three miles.
“It's a very serious situation for us,” said Gus Melonas, spokesman for BNSF. Several of the .22 caliber shots fired hit the engine of the train, with a couple narrowly missing the cab window. The Spokane crew operating the train was not injured.
A black sedan was described as having oval headlights and a third brake light across the rear window. The gunman began firing on the train eight miles south of Quincey at Bear Springs County Road. The car followed the train for three miles firing rounds on three separate occasions. The final shots were fired along Highway 28 just outside of Wenatchee.
BNSF police are working alongside the Grant County Sheriff's Office, Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Washington State Patrol to investigate the incident. So far, they haven't uncovered much information. GCSO Public Information Officer Kyle Foreman said they hope that the reward being offered by BNSF will motivate someone with information to come forward.
BNSF will award $5,000 to anyone who comes forward with information that leads to an arrest or conviction in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-832-5452.