16-year-old Dead After a Shooting at McGuiness Park - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

16-year-old Dead After a Shooting at McGuiness Park

YAKIMA, Wash.- Yakima police have a suspect in custody after a 16-year-old was shot and killed on Friday night. The suspect was arrested and charged with 1st degree murder.

Officers made the arrest after interviewing the suspect. Police say they received a call of shots fired near McGuiness Park on the 1400 block of Swan Avenue.

When they arrived police say they found the body of a 16-year old hispanic male laying on the ground- suffering from a single gun shot wound. He was transported to a local hospital and died a short time later.

Right now police say the motive for the murder seems to be gang related violence. Officers say gang members may have been looking for rivals to assault. The investigation into this case is ongoing.