At 4:35 pm yesterday, Thursday, October 31st, Yakima Police Department (YPD) officers responded to a shots fired call in the area of 200 South 10th Avenue.
Officers arrived to find two men suffering from gunshot wounds, lying on the ground in the alley. Both were alert and cooperative.
The victims are identified as Ruben Marin, 18, who was shot in the torso, and Jeremiah Ledesma-Morales, 21, who was shot in the hip. Both men were transported to area hospitals and remain hospitalized at this time.
The men said a white sedan pulled up on them and that a passenger wearing blue shot them.
The ensuing investigation revealed the victims and some other males in a vehicle had an altercation and shots were exchanged between the groups.
A witness led officers to a handgun hidden in the alley. Detectives and Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) arrived and assisted with the scene.
YPD’s Major Crimes Unit and the Gang Unit are working the case and currently following up on suspect leads.
No arrests have been made at this time.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Yakima Police Department 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 www.crimestoppersyakco.org or through the “P3 Tips” app at http://p3intel.com/mobileapp.htm that can be downloaded for free.