Police Searching for Suspects After Monday Shooting
Yakima Police are investigating the cities latest shooting reported on Monday afternoon. Officers say an 18-year-old man is now being treated at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Police say he was shot while riding in a car at about 5:15 p.m. Monday in the 5600 block of West Chestnut Avenue. Authorities are still searching for a suspect vehicle described as a silver car and they're not saying if the shooting was gang related. Other people were also in the car when the victim was shot including a 14-year-old girl, another 18-year-old man, and a 19-year-old woman in the car as well. They were not injured.
But the 18-year-old victim was shot in the back and was taken to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital however he was then taken to Haborview Medical Center in Seattle because of the seriousness of the wound. The man was shot while in the backseat of the vehicle.
As the man continues to recover police continue searching for a suspect or suspects who were driving a silver vehicle at the time of the shooting.
Many drive by shootings happen every year in the city of Yakima and a majority go unsolved according to police arrest records. If an arrest is made many times it is the result of tips from the public like you. If you know anything about this crime you are urged to contact the Yakima Police Department at 575-6200.
The Yakima Police Department Major Crime Unit is now investigating the shooting searching for clues they hope will lead them to an arrest.