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Gang Shooting in Yakima Puts Man in Hospital

Yakima, WA -  On Monday night at around 10:00 PM, Yakima Police Officers responded to Yakima Regional Hospital in reference to a gun shot victim. The 20 year-old-male had walked into the emergency room under his own power with a single gunshot wound to his neck.  He was taken into surgery. 

The investigation showed that the victim had been in a vehicle with the suspect in the area of 6th Street and Maple Street.  Police have a suspect...he's a gang member, they're just awaiting confirmation from the victim on his identity.

The victim's injuries were non-life threatening according to medical staff at the hospital.  The Yakima Police Detective Division will continue the investigation.   This comes less than a week after a man was shot in the chest in Sunnyside in a gang related skirmish.