Help is on the way. That's what Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones is telling the community amid a wave of violence in the Larson Housing Area outside of Moses Lake.
Last weekend a teenager was shot and killed. Thursday night there was a drive-by shooting. Now Sheriff Jones is saying, "Enough is enough."
There have been four shootings in the last month in one Moses Lake neighborhood and two of them targeted 16-year-old Brandon Mende. He was injured in the first and, while recovering, was shot and killed.
The Larson Housing Area is the most troubled spot in Grant County according to Jones. After the fourth shooting Thursday night on the 1200 block of Arlington Drive NE. the sheriff, like many residents, are fed up.
"I am no longer putting up with gangs or gang-violent related incidents. I'm also here to tell you, the members of this community, that more help is on the way," he said.
The sheriff plans to establish a stronger presence in the area and tell deputies to pull over suspicious cars.