Two men injured in Yakima shooting

A 26-yeear-old man and a 22-year-old man both sustained non life-threatening injuries following a shoothing this morning in Yakima.

The following press release was issued by the Yakima Police Department:

On 10-20-13 at approximately 0030 hours Yakima Police Officers heard gunshots in the area north of Nob Hill near 1st Street. The officers began to check the area for victims or evidence of the shooting when a local hospital reported two gunshot victims had arrived at their hospital. The officers responded to the hospital and contacted the two victims.  

The 26 year old male victim stated he had just picked his 22 year old brother up from work and were driving to their residences when an unknown vehicle pulled next to their car on the Nob Hill Overpass (10 Block of W. Nob Hill) and fired multiple gunshots into their car. The suspect car fled the scene in an unknown direction. The two occupants of the car were struck by gunfire so the 22 year old male drove to the local hospital for treatment. There was no additional information about the suspect (s). The victim vehicle had several bullet holes. 

The 26 year old male had a gunshot wound to his upper back which was considered non-life threatening. The 22 year old male was treated for a gunshot wound to his torso which initially appeared to be life threatening. At the time of this press release the 23year old male was in stable condition at a local hospital.  

The case was forwarded to the Yakima Police Department’s Detective Division.