Police Busy With One Drive-By Shooting, One Gang Arrest
Yakima Police are investigating the cities latest gang related shooting.
The shooting was reported at about 7:00PM Wednesday night
Officers were called to the area of 3rd Avenue and Yakima Avenue at about 7:00PM where they found a victim. The man was taken to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital where he's being treated Today. Police say it was a drive-by shooting and the victim was struck as he was sitting in a vehicle in the area. The investigation continues. No arrests have been made.
Yakima Police arrested a teen Tuesday in connection with another shooting
Yakima Police Department Gang Detectives are busy. On Tuesday the detectives along with agents from Alcohol Tobacco Firearms & Explosives (ATF) and Homeland Security Investigations arrested a 15-year-old documented Yakima gang member. The teen was arrested for his connection to a September 14 drive-by shooting in the 900 block of East Chestnut Ave in Yakima.
Police found an AR-15 rifle, pistols, cash and drugs in the suspect vehicle
Police say the teen gang member was arrested while sitting in a vehicle at a local store. After a search of the vehicle detectives found an AR-15 rifle, two pistols, U.S. currency and suspected narcotics. Yakima Police Capt. Jay Seely says “I am very proud of our gang detectives and federal partners who’ve joined us in our pursuit against those who commit violent crime in our community. Our gang detectives have confiscated ten firearms related to this case alone,”
The 15-year-old was arrested and is now sitting in the Yakima County Juvenile jail.