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Innocent Bystander Shot in Gang Dispute

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YAKIMA--A woman is hit by a stray bullet during what police are calling a gang dispute.

It  happened around 2:30 Sunday afternoon on the 1300 block of Roosevelt Avenue.

Officers say a gray car, possibly a Chevy Lumina, pulled up in the alley behind Roosevelt.  One man got out and fired several shots at a group of teens standing in a yard.

He missed his targets, but hit a 23-year old woman in the leg.

Sgt. Tim Bardwell said police haven't linked this shooting to other gang crimes that have happened recently, but he said it's possible they will.

"It's gang-related, those are gang-related," Bardwell said.  "I think eventually a lot of them do tie together once we can connect all the dots."

Bardwell said four men were taken into custody as witnesses.

He said the woman's injury wasn't life-threatening, but she did lose a lot of blood.

Bardwell said the suspect is a Hispanic male, believed to be in his twenties.

He is heavy set with a shaved head and may be wearing a red shirt.

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