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Gang member harass young girl

YAKIMA, Wash -- A young girl walking to school Thursday morning is threaten by gang members.

It happened about 8:30a.m near Ridgeview Elementary on Washington Avenue.

The nine year old student wasn't hurt, just a little shaken from the incident.

She told police she was walking North on Cornell Avenue towards the school when five or six Hispanic men began chasing her. Police say the men were about 16 years old, and wearing red- a common gang color in Yakima. At least one, and maybe two, had hand guns.

The girl ran off, and once she was close to the school, the men went off in the other direction. She reported the incident it immediately to school officials and police searched the area, but theywere unable to find anyone.

Union Gap Police say they will add extra officers on Friday to patrol the area.

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