Sunday, April 11, 2010

Yakima- teen shot in arm

YAKIMA, Wash. — A 17-year-old male was shot in the arm Sunday afternoon in what police believe was another gang-related shooting.

It happened about 1:50 p.m. in the area of Summitview and 30th avenues, Yakima police Sgt. Lloyd George wrote in a news release.

Authorities believe the teenager and his associates were in a gold Honda when someone in a blue or dark green Ford Explorer shot at them.

The teenager, who sustained gunshot wounds to his upper right arm and a grazing wound to the back of his head, initially told police that he and his friends were shot at while walking in the 1800 block of Summitview Avenue, the release said.

But police believe he was in the gold-colored Honda that witnesses had described in the area of 30th and Summitview avenues.

Authorities later impounded a gold Honda with several bullet holes in it.

Police are looking for the Ford Explorer, which has tinted windows. Witnesses told police the driver was a female and the male shooter was described as a bald Hispanic male.

The teenager’s wounds are considered nonlife-threatening.

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