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Drive-By Shooting Continues Neighborhood's Crime Problem

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YAKIMA, WA - A rude awakening for one neighborhood in Yakima on Christmas Day. 

A drive-by shooting injured a 49-year-old woman on Union Street.

NBC Right Now talked to several neighbors today who say that crime on Union Street is common and they aren't surprised it happened again.

Just after midnight on Christmas morning, officers responded to the 100 block of Union Street, right off Yakima Avenue. When they arrived they found a 49-year-old woman bleeding from a gunshot wound to the upper back.

She was taken to the hospital where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries. One woman, who was afraid to show her face on camera Thursday, says she doesn't feel safe in her own home anymore.

"You kind of feel unsafe. And I don't like that because I'm unsafe," the woman said. "And that's wrong. There's a lot of people that feel unsafe, not just me. People with kids."

Police have not released any information about a suspect or whether the shooting is gang related. Anyone with information is asked to call the Yakima Police Department.

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