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Gang Violence Continues in East Yakima

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YAKIMA--The gang violence continues in Yakima.  This time, an early-morning shooting leaves one injured.

Police on patrols near the 600 block of North Sixth Street heard gunshots around 1:00 a.m. Sunday.

Officers found two dozen shell casings in the road, along with broken glass that appeared to be from a car window.

Police found the victim outside a Domino's Pizzeria a few blocks away.  He told police two Hispanic men wearing red asked him if he was in a gang, then started shooting.

This is the fourth gang-related shooting in Yakima since Friday.  Police say these incidents are cyclical.

"[The recent violence] probably started over some incident a few months back, and by now they don't even remember what started it," Sgt. Mike Henne, Yakima Police Department, said.  "It's just a 'you went after us, we're coming after you-type thing."

The victim appeared to have been shot in the back of his neck, but police aren't sure if he was shot or hit by shrapnel.

His wounds do not appear to be life-threatening.

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