Two men injured in separate shootings in Yakima

Two separate shootings, just minutes apart, send two men to local hospitals in the early morning hours of New Year's Day.

The first incident happened at 12:22 a.m. on the 500 block of North 6th Street.  The victim, a 26-year-old man, was in his vehicle outside his residence when another vehicle pulled up beside him and which time a gunman shot multiple times into the victim's vehicle, striking the victim.  The victim suffered gunshot wounds to his leg and torso, but neither is considered life-threatening.

Officers believe this shooting is gang related.

Then, at 12:36 a.m., officers responded to the 900 block of Norh 5th Avenue where a 27-year-old man was walking with friends when a green vehicle pulled up beside them and the front passenger opened fire.  The victim was struck once in the leg.  Police say he was transported to a local hospital for treatment and will likely be released today.

The victim does not have ties to gangs, but the incident is believed to be gang related.

Police don't believe the two shootings are related.