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Wapato Teen Shot Multiple Times, Deputies Looking for Suspect

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WAPATO, Wash. - The Yakima Sheriff's Office is trying to figure out who shot a teen from Wapato.

Deputies say around 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, paramedics rushed a 16-year-old boy to the hospital after being shot in the stomach multiple times. It happened near the intersection of Hwy 97 and W. Wapato Road. Investigators say the shooting was most likely gang related.

Deputies say the suspect(s) was driving a dark blue or black Dodge Neon or Honda Sedan with primer on the right front fender or bumper area of the car.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Yakima Sheriff's Office at 574-2500 or CrimeStoppers at 586-TIPS or 1-800-222-TIPS.

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