One Dead, Another Injured in Rap Concert Shooting
Officers responded to the 500 Block of Sgt Pendleton Way just after 11 pm regarding a large fight. Before officers could arrive, a second call stated gunshots had been fired. Arriving officers found a 22-year-old male with at least one gunshot to his chest lying in the street. A second gunshot victim, a 19-year-old male was found, further west on the roadway. Additional officers from Selah PD, The Yakima County Sherriff’s Officer, WSP and the Moxee Police Department responded to assist. CPR was begun on the male with the chest wound at the scene. Both men were transported to Regional Hospital where the 22-year-old died from his wounds. There were numerous people in the area at the time attending a rap concert and several subjects were identified as being in that area at the time of the shooting. These individuals were transported to YPD to continue the investigation. Shell casings found at the scene indicated a large caliber pistol. The identities of the victims are being withheld pending family notification. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call the Yakima Police Department at 575-3212.