None injured when bullet whizzes through home

Two Sunnyside residents sitting in their home in the 100 block of Hawthorn Drive narrowly missed being struck by a bullet Monday night.

The Sunnyside Police Department was called regarding a bullet coming through a living room wall, according to Sunnyside Police Department detectives investigating the case.

According to officials, the suspect, 20-year-old Ismael Alberto Rodriguez, is believed to have fired a gun though the door of his home just before 8:30 p.m. The bullet went through the door and through the wall of a neighbor's house, almost hitting two people. It was found embedded in a wall in the house.

The motive is still unknown, but, according to Det. Sgt. Joe Guillen, it doesn't appear that the suspect had any grievances against the victims.

Rodriguez fled the scene prior to police arrival, but officers were able to locate and arrest him with the assistance of a Yakima County Sheriff's Deputy working in the Lower Valley.

The deputy decided to start checking for Rodriguez at past known residences, acquaintances and families homes, according to Guillen.

Rodriguez was booked into the Sunnyside City Jail and will be transported to the Yakima County Jail. He has been initially charged with two counts of first degree assault.


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