A 34-year-old Yakima woman died early Monday morning after she was apparently shot by her grandmother in an apartment in the 600 block of North 3rd Street.
Yakima police officers responded to a 9-1-1 call at 12:21 am Monday. The call came from an 87-year-old woman who told the 9-1-1 call taker she had shot her granddaughter. Officers found the woman’s granddaughter in the apartment suffering from a single gunshot wound.
The gunshot victim was taken to a local hospital, but lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful.
The victim’s grandmother has been charged with 2nd degree murder and is being held in the Yakima County jail.
Yakima police detectives are investigating the shooting.
Anyone with information regarding 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 crimestoppersyakco.org, or through the “P3 Tips” app that can be downloaded for free at p3intel.com/.