Two Students Shot Outside Yakima’s Eisenhower High School
Yakima Police say two students at Eisenhower High School were shot outside the school Tuesday. Authorities say a 16-year-old is in critical condition and an 18-year-old is in serious condition.
Police say an altercation between two groups started in the parking lot
The shooting was reported at about 3:00 pm in the parking lot of the school after two groups exchanged words and shots were fired. Police are now searching for at least two suspects in the gang related shooting. The shooting outside the school resulted in the lockdown of area schools. Traffic was blocked around the school after the shooting as the investigation continued.
No identities or other details have been released
Parents and guardians were asked to pick up students at nearby Whitney Elementary located at 4411 W Nob Hill Blvd.
Police have not identified the students who were injured and they're not saying whether the two students were standing in the parking lot or were actually involved in the altercation.
Meanwhile police are also investigating another gang related shooting
Yakima Police have identified the victim of a gang related shooting on Sunday as 42-year-old Jeremy Uvalle of Yakima. He remains in critical condition after being shot in a gang related drive-by shooting in the 1300 block of West Lincoln Avenue early Sunday morning. Police found the 42-year-old man, a known gang member in the home with a gunshot wound to his head. Officers and paramedics helped the man before he was transported to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. He was then transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he remains in critical condition.
If anyone has information about this incident, please call the Yakima Police Department at (509) 575-6200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).