Boy Suffers Gunshot Wounds to the Abdomen

A Wapato boy is hospitalized today after suffering several gunshot wounds.

The Yakima County Sheriff's Office says the 16-year-old was found shot in the abdomen several times near the intersection of Highway 97 and West Wapato Road around 10:20 a.m.

Deputies believe the shooting was gang related -- the victim was taken to a local hospital.

The suspect was last seen in a car described as a dark blue or black Dodge Neon or Honda sedan with primer on the right front fender or bumper area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Yakima County Sheriff's Office.