Man Dies in Thursday Shooting at Yakima Intersection
A gang related shooting at a Yakima intersection on Thursday night resulted in the death of an 18-year-old man.
Police are searching for two suspects Today
Police are searching for two suspects responsible for the fatal shooting reported at about 6:00 pm Thursday at the intersection of South 20th Avenue and Nob Hill Blvd. Police the 18-year-old victim exchanged words with 2 men who then shot the 18-year-old man and ran away. The teen then fell into the westbound lanes of Nob Hill Blvd. where people tried to help him until medics and police arrived. The man died at the scene. Capt. Jay Seely says officers spent more than 2 hours searching for the suspects along with a K9 officer but no arrests were made.
Police are hoping for tips
Police aren't stopping the search. They'll spend the day Today looking for those responsible. Officers from the major crime unit and the gang unit were at the scene Thursday and continue the investigation Today.
If you have any information that could lead to an arrest call Yakima police at 509-575-6200 or Yakima County Crime Stoppers at 800-248-9980.
It's the second shooting this month in Yakima
Before the shooting on Thursday officers were investigating a shooting from October 14 in the area of 3rd Avenue and Yakima Avenue. A man was shot at about 7:00PM. The man was taken to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. 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. Police say they recovered a gun they believe was used in the shooting but no arrests have been made.