One dead, one in critical condition in Sunnyside triple shooting
Sunnyside, WASH--New information on last Friday's homicide in Sunnyside. According to the county coroner, multiple gunshots to the torso and body caused the death of 25-year-old Ramon Magna Mendoza and injuries to 42-year-old Maria Reyes. Both are Sunnyside residents.
Sunnyside Police responded to 809 Yakima Valley Highway at 10:45 p.m. Friday after reports of gunshots. When officers arrived, they found three people had been shot.
Mendoza was dead at the scene and carried nothing on him but a fake social security card.
Reyes is in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
A third male victim was treated at a local hospital and released.
Sunnyside Police say they do not have much information, such as the victims' hometowns, at this point. Washington State Patrol detectives and the WSP Crime Lab are aiding in the investigation.
"They have a little more experience in processing crime scenes," Det. Sgt. Jeff Cunningham, Sunnyside Police Department, said. "Plus they the expertise on collecting evidence and processing it."
This is the eighth homicide in Yakima County in 2010. It is the first murder in Sunnyside this year.