Thursday, September 22, 2011
The Sunnyside Police Department is looking for information from citizens who may know something about yesterday morning's shooting in the 300 block of North 10th Street.
Officers arrived at the scene just after 6 a.m. Wednesday morning after receiving reports of shots fired. A vehicle was immediately located at the scene, as were multiple casings from a small caliber gun and a minimal amount of blood.
Officers investigating the scene conducted a search of the area and located an injured man attempting to hide from them. He had suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. He was transported to Sunnyside Community Hospital for treatment of the non life-threatening injury.
Police say it is believed a second vehicle was utilizing the road at the same time as the vehicle found at the scene.
Officials said it is also believed individuals exited one of the vehicles and shots were fired, but the motive is not yet known.
Two individuals were taken into custody during the investigation. One was taken into custody on an unrelated warrant and the other was apprehended due to the ongoing investigation. The second individual was later released.
Assisting with the investigation were deputies from the Yakima County Sheriff's Office, troopers from the Washington State Patrol and members of the Violent Crimes Task Force.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting is urged to call the Sunnyside Police Department at 836-6200.
In other Sunnyside police news, there were two more reports of shots fired since yesterday.
A resident in the 1700 block of Cascade Way just after 7 p.m. last night reported hearing gunshots. Officers investigating the call were unable to locate evidence of gunfire in the area.
Just before 2:30 a.m. this morning (Thursday) a resident in the area of South Ninth Street and East Grant Avenue reported hearing gunshots, but officers investigating said they believe the resident heard fireworks being discharged.
This morning at about 7:30 a.m. a resident in the 4000 block of Outlook Road reported a 2000 Ford Grand Victoria stolen sometime overnight.
Officers have also since yesterday responded to a 9-1-1 hang-up call, two automatic alarms, three animal complaints, a report of an assault, a domestic violence incident, a controlled substance problem, a graffiti report, a report of harassing behavior, a parking problem, two suspicious activity calls, two traffic accidents, two traffic stops, a report of a trespasser and a noise complaint.
Police, too, fielded four informational calls, provided a welfare check, an agency assist and a citizen assist, and served two arrest warrants and a court order.