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Police looking into connection with string of gang violence

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PASCO, Wash. -- Police think they the recent shootings and fights in Pasco neighborhoods are connected and gang related.

The most recent attacks happened yesterday afternoon around three o'clock at a flea market on East Lewis Street where a fight between teenagers resulted in a 17 year old being shot in the chest.

An hour later, four cars were chasing each other and shots fired on North Douglas Street. No one was hit, but police believe the weather could have contributed to the recent activity.

"This time of the year, the days are longer, nicer weather, people are out and about and moving about in their community. So there's more of a likelihood of people running into each other," explains Captain Jim Raymond of the Pasco Police Department.

Police are looking for suspects in all these shootings.

Gathering information has been tough however because witnesses and victims to the crimes won't talk.

Police want to remind people you can remain anonymous, but urge you to call 509-545-3421 or 545-3484.