Two Injured in Gang Related Shooting (Now Identified)
The Yakima Police Department has identified the victims of Thursday's gang related shooting. The department news release says they are 18-year-old Ruben Marin who was shot in the torso, and 21-year-old Jeremiah Ledesma-Morales who was shot in the hip. "Both men were transported to area hospitals and remain hospitalized at this time.
The men said a white sedan pulled up on them and that a passenger wearing blue shot them.
The ensuing investigation revealed the victims and some other males in a vehicle had an altercation and shots were exchanged between the groups.
A witness led officers to a handgun hidden in the alley. Detectives and Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) arrived and assisted with the scene.
YPD’s Major Crimes Unit and the Gang Unit are working the case and currently following up on suspect leads.
No arrests have been made at this time."
Yakima Police are searching for someone who shot two men in an alley in the 900 block of West Spruce Street on Thursday afternoon. Officers were dispatched to the area shortly after 4:30 p.m. They found two men who had been shot in a drive-by shooting. Both men were rushed to a Yakima hospital. Their conditions are unknown and no identities have been released. Authorities say they believe the shooting was gang related.
Police are searching for a suspect vehicle described as a white Nissan Altima.
The investigation continues.