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Suspect on Loose in Sunnyside Shooting

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SUNNYSIDE, Wash.- A 14 year old boy is recovering after being shot in Sunnyside Thursday night.

A search is now on for a suspect.

Police say two boys were walking through the Eastway Shopping Center parking lot just after 6:00 Thursday night when a man hopped out of a tan pickup and shot the 14 year old in the chest.  

Witnesses say the gunfire sent bystanders into a panic.  Some broke windows trying to find cover.

"It's pretty quiet down here normally, like I said I come here 15-20 times a day and it's quiet, nice neighborhood, nice store, it got exciting last night though," said Gary Lakey, who shops there every day.

Police say the victim is a gang member, but won't call the shooting gang related.  

The gun hasn't been recovered.

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