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Bullets Strike Two Kids Inside Yakima Home

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Bullets strike two kids inside Yakima home. Bullets strike two kids inside Yakima home.

YAKIMA, Wash. - The Yakima Police Department is working to learn more after two children were struck by bullets on Sunday night.

Officers said they responded to a report of shots fired in the 100 Block of Union Street around 8:46 p.m. They said the suspect, who was dressed in a hooded jacket, fired two rounds at the front of a house at the corner of Fenton Street and Union Street. The suspect then ran from the scene heading south and then east.

Police said several adults and six children were inside the home when this happened. Some of the kids were asleep on the floor when the shots were fired, and one round went through the inner wall of the house striking two of the kids. An 11-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet on her stomach and a 7-year-old boy was struck in his left forearm. The boy was taken to Harborview Medical Center for specialized care. Neither wound is considered to be life threatening.

Police said the suspect is described as 5'9", thin build, wearing a light colored plaid jacket with a hood. Police do not know what the suspect's motive was. Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the Yakima Police Department at 575-6200 or 575-6212.