16-Year-Old Dies From Gunshot Wounds

A 16-year-old died this evening after being shot by an 18-year-old in West Valley.

Yakima Police Department (“YPD”) officers responded to a call of shots fired at about 6:00 pm tonight at 1323 South 80th Avenue.  A witness reported to law enforcement that a vehicle left the area shortly after the report of shots was submitted.

YPD officers responded to the scene along with deputies from the Yakima County Sheriff’s office.  A perimeter was established after it was reported that the suspected shooter has excited a vehicle and was on foot.  The suspect was arrested by Sheriff’s deputies.

The shooting victim was transported to a Yakima hospital where he was declared deceased.

The investigation of the incident is underway.  Additional details about the incident will be provided when they become available.

November 23rd Homicide