1 Dead, 2 Injured in Wapato Gang-Shooting

Wapato police are investigating a late-night gang shooting that leaves one man dead, and two others injured.

Police say it happened on the 4500 block of North Track Road around midnight.

Officers say 19 year old Abel Velazquez was fatally shot in the chest -- the others, a 17 and 26-year-old, are expected to survive.

Police say victims and witnesses are not cooperating, which has caused a lot of frustration for investigators.

"It's extremely tough, you know?," said Police Chief Tracy Rosenow, "We dedicate a lot of time and resource and energy into these investigations to have a brick wall thrown in front of us. We're done, unless somebody cooperates, or comes forward."

Investigators say the 26-year-old man was also shot in the head at a mini mart a few weeks ago -- two blocks from where last night's shooting took place.