UPDATE: Sunnyside Police Say 5-Year-Old Boy Hospitalized after Gang Shooting
Gang-related shooting wounds boy in Sunnyside
UPDATE: SUNNYSIDE, WA - A 5-year-old boy who was wounded by a bullet fired into a house at Sunnyside is reported in intensive care at a Seattle hospital.
Sunnyside Police say a family member says the boy is in stable condition.
Investigators say they believe the shooting is gang-related, because gang members related to the boy's family have lived in the home.
UPDATE: SUNNYSIDE, WA - Gun fire broke out in a Sunnyside home Tuesday night in a gang-related incident, but this time police said the victim was a five-year-old boy.
Police said they've been to this particular house on the 1100 Block of South 1st Street multiple times for gang related incidents. But, Tuesday night a 5-year-old boy was hit in the cross fire.
Police said the little boy was shot once in the lower body. He's been taken to a hospital outside the area.
A neighbor said she's seen the young boy riding his bike around, and it was a scary and sad moment when her daughters called letting her know about the tragic scene.
"There was gunshots mom. There was three or four of them and somebody got shot, and then she calls me back and says mom one of the little kids got shot."
The family told police that the boy is in stable condition.
The shooting is under investigation, and police said they're not ready to release any suspect information or leads in the case at this time.
SUNNYSIDE, WA - Sunnyside Police are looking for the person who shot and injured a young boy in what officers call a gang related shooting Tuesday night.
Police say a 5-year-old boy inside a home on the 1100 block of South 1st Street was shot in his lower body around 9:00 PM. Paramedics took him to a local hospital and once he was stabilized, they transported him to a hospital outside the area.
Since police haven't released the boy's name, we aren't able to check on his condition.
Police say officers have responded to several gang related incidents at this home in the past.
Patrol officers, detectives and the Sunnyside Gang Unit are following leads on the case and are still investigating.
Officers say at this time they are not in a position to release information about possible suspects.
If you have information about what happened, please contact Sunnyside Police.