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Shooting in Yakima Sends Teen to Seattle Hospital

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YAKIMA, WA - Yakima Police are investigating a shooting that sent a 19-year-old to a Seattle hospital.

Around 6:25pm Thursday evening, officers were called to the area of Clarke Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue for a gunshot victim. Officers say the 19-year-old was riding his bike in the area when he was shot one time in the right upper torso.

The teen was taken to a local hospital, but later flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. No word on his condition.

Officers found shell casings at the scene and believe the shooting is gang related. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the Yakima Police Department at 575-6200.

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