Cars Hit By Gunfire Downtown Yakima During Fight in Parking Lot
Yakima Police arrested a 29-year man Saturday after a fight in the city parking lot in downtown Yakima across from the Capital Theater. Police were called after several shots were fired during the fight.
OFFICERS ARRIVED TO FIND A BUNCH OF PEOPLE IN THE PARKING LOT AND A WITNESS
Officers arrived in the parking lot at about 2:00 am Saturday morning after a security guard watched the suspect fire the shots and take off in a vehicle after the fight near a dumpster in the parking lot. Officers in the area were able to stop a suspect vehicle in the area of East Yakima Avenue and North 2nd Street and arrest a 29-year-old passenger in the vehicle. A pistol was also recovered.
THE SUSPECT FIRED SHOTS DURING THE FIGHT BULLETS STRUCK CARS
Police say the suspect fired shots during a fight in the parking lot and although no one was injured 4 cars in the parking lot were hit by bullets.
The 29-year-old suspect was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a firearm and reckless endangerment for firing the gun in the parking lot.
LOTS OF PEOPLE AND CARS WERE IN THE PARKING LOT AT THE TIME OF THE SHOOTING
Officers say because it was at a time when bars in the area were closing many people were in the parking lot along with a lot of cars at the time of the shooting. Police aren't saying if the fight is connected to a gang related shooting reported Monday morning in downtown Yakima.
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