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Neighbors Fed Up with Gang Violence in Toppenish

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TOPPENISH--Another innocent bystander shot during a gang fight, the fourth in the Yakima Valley since May.

Police say the victim was only slightly hurt, but neighbors are still outraged.

Witnesses say people from two different cars began shooting at a group standing on Chehalis Avenue around 4:00 p.m. Friday.

Officers think an earlier argument may have sparked the shooting.

Police say the victim was walking near the Blue Sky Laundromat and got hit by a stray bullet.

Firefighters treated him at the scene, and he wasn't seriously injured.

This shooting is the latest in what has become an alarming trend, and one neighbor has had enough of the violence.

"This used to be a clean town that you could sit here and enjoy your yard, your family and everything," Vince Rickert said.  "Now, do you even want your children out?  Can they walk over to the market and get something or are they going to be shot at?"

Police haven't made any arrests yet.  They're not naming names, but they do have possible suspects.

This is the second time an innocent bystander's been hit during a drive-by shooting in the past week.  Both incidents occurred in the Lower Valley.

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