Drive-By Shooting Tuesday Near Ike Leaves One Person Injured
Yakima Police say they've located the suspect vehicle in Tuesday's gang related shooting of a 14-year-old near Eisenhower High School. Capt. Jay Seely says thanks to FLOCK cameras located throughout the city they were able to track and find the vehicle in Sunnyside on Tuesday afternoon. He says they're now looking for the shooter who fired multiple shots that injured the Yakima teen who has not been identified. He was transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in stable condition Tuesday after undergoing emergency surgery in Yakima.
Yakima Police are investigating a gang related drive-by shooting reported at about 8:00 am Tuesday in the area of 41st Avenue and West Arlington. They say a 14-year-old boy was shot multiple times. He was rushed to MultiCare Yakima Memorial Hospital for treatment and then transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in stable condition. Police say he's expected to survive.
POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR THE SUSPECT WITH HELP FROM VIDEO
The suspect drove out of the immediately area after the shooting. Police are now searching for a suspect and a suspect vehicle with the help of video from security cameras all around Eisenhower High School and FLOCK cameras located all around the city. FLOCK cameras record pictures and license plates.
As a result of the shooting Eisenhower High School, Wilson Jr. High and Whitney elementary schools were locked down during the incident. No other injuries were reported and no arrests have been made.
THE SHOOTING FOLLOWS A SHOOTING AT IKE LAST MARCH
Tuesday's shooting follows a shooting at Eisenhower High School in March of 2022 in which a 16-year-old student, Shawn Tolbert was shot and died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. An 18-year-old was injured. The shooting was reported in the parking lot of the school at 40th and Tieton.
THE SUSPECT IN THE SHOOTING PLEAD AND WAS SENTENCED
The suspect, Jessy James Lee Krikorian Jr., the cousin to the 16-year-old victim will be behind bars until he's 21. The teen plead guilty to a charge of Second Degree Murder in connection to the March 15 shooting in the parking lot at Eisenhower High School. Police say in that shooting security video from the parking lot helped them find and convict the shooter.