Saturday Shooting at Safeway Likely Gang Related

Yakima police believe a shooting that took place this past Saturday at a local Safeway store was gang related.

Officer were called to the Safeway store located at 2204 West Nob Hill Boulevard on Saturday, September 24th at about 10:30 pm based on a 9-1-1 caller reporting shots fired near one set of the store’s doors.  When officers arrived on scene, all of the people involved in the shooting had fled.

A short time after officers responded to the scene, one of the suspects in the shooting showed up at Toppenish Regional Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.  The suspect’s injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

“Patrol officers did a fantastic job of managing what was kind of a chaotic scene,” said Yakima Police Captain Jay Seely.  “Officers were able to gather video evidence from Safeway’s security video surveillance system and identify all four adult subjects involved in the shooting.  In the coming week, we will be working closely with the County prosecutor’s office to arrest those individuals involved and hold them accountable,” said Seely.

Anyone with information that may be relevant to this case is urged to contact the YPD at (509) 575-6200 or by calling 9-1-1. Tips can be also be reported to Yakima County Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-248-9980, on the organization’s website at, or through the “P3 Tips” app at that can be downloaded for free.

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