Man Injured in Gang Shooting in West Yakima
Authorities say an 18-year-old man was injured in a gang related shooting Tuesday night in west Yakima. Yakima Police Officers were called to the 300 block of North 41st Avenue at about 9:45PM after callers in the area reported 12 to 15 shots fired and a gunshot victim.
THE 18-YEAR-OLD VICTIM IS A GANG MEMBER
When officers arrived they learned an 18-year-old man had been shot several times. However he was taken to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in a private vehicle before police arrived. He's being treated for non-life threatening wounds. Capt. Jay Seely says the teen, who police say is part of a local gang was in his driveway when he was shot. Police the teen was in his driveway working on his car when a "silver sedan stopped in front of his driveway and the occupants began shooting, according to the witnesses."
POLICE SAY TWO DIFFERENT GUNS WERE USED IN THE SHOOTING
A press release says patrol officers recovered several shell casings from two separate caliber of weapons at the scene. Seely says “we believe this shooting is gang related, as the targeted victim is a documented gang member.”
The case has been turned over to the Yakima Police Department’s gang unit.
If anyone has information about this investigation you are encouraged to contact the Yakima Police Department at (509) 575-6200.
POLICE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING SATURDAY'S GANG RELATED SHOOTING
Police are still investigating a gang related shooting reported Saturday near the entrance to a local grocery store. Police, however say no innocent shoppers were hit after a shooting Saturday night at the Safeway store at 2204 West Nob Hill Blvd. near the west entrance. Officers were called to the store at about 10:34PM. The suspects fled the area before police arrived. Minutes later one of the victims showed up for treatment at Toppenish Regional Hospital for multiple gunshot wounds. However the wounds were not life threatening.
Yakima Police Capt. Jay Seely says the shooting was gang related.