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Man Still in Critical Condition After Shooting in Wapato

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UPDATE: WAPATO, Wash.-- A man shot in the head in Wapato Wednesday night is still in critical condition.

Police say he and a friend were walking into the Crossroads Market on the corner of North Track and Donald Roads when shots were fired.

The victim, said to be in his mid-twenties, was hit at least once in the head.

Police have not identified the man who was shot or any suspects in this case but say they're still interviewing witnesses.

They say the victim and his friend are known gang members.

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WAPATO, Wash.-- A Wapato man is in critical condition after police say he was shot in the head Wednesday.

It happened just before 5 o'clock at the Crossroads Market on the corner of N. Track Road and Donald Road in Wapato.

Police say the victim and another man were walking into the market when someone fired at them.

The victim, who is in his mid-twenties, was hit at least once in the head. His friend fled the scene but later returned to talk with police.

Wapato PD says that area is a serious trouble spot for them.

"This particular market is in the area of a known gang house. And so they travel to and from the market for their daily needs, and then that's when we have the issues that come up," said Wapato Police Chief Tracy Rosenow.

Police have no suspects yet, but say they believe the victim and his friend know the shooter or shooters.

They say both men are known gang members.

 

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WAPATO, Wash. - Wapato Police say a man was shot around 4:45 at Crossroads Market on the corner of Donald and Track Road.

Officers say two men were entering the store when shots were fired at them. The victim, a man in his twenties, was shot at least one in the head. He is in critical condition.

Some witnesses say they heard multiple shots. Police say the two men are known gang members. They are currently looking for the victim's friend who ran from the scene.

Police say they still don't have any suspects but they believe the victim and his friend knew the shooters.

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