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Tuesday night's gunshot victim in 'good' condition

Sunnyside police are saying this past Tuesday night's shooting of a 26-year-old Granger man in the 800 block of East Harrison Avenue was not a random act.

As yet, the police don't have anyone in custody, and are trying to identify who may have been involved.

"We are right in the middle of contacting and talking with witnesses to the crime," said Sunnyside Deputy Police Chief Phil Schenck this morning (Thursday).

"Detectives are still trying to identify suspects, but we know the injured party and the suspects knew each other," Schenck said.

The victim, Ruben Solis Jr., underwent emergency surgery late Tuesday night resulting from multiple gunshots from what police described as a small caliber handgun.

Solis is in the intensive care unit at Sunnyside Community Hospital, where he was listed in good condition today, according to a hospital spokesperson.

According to the police report, Solis was found with gunshot injuries outside an apartment building, located at 801 E. Harrison Ave., at 8:16 p.m. Tuesday evening.

Police are looking for a light blue, four-door Nissan, which may have been used in the crime.

The crime is not being called a drive-by shooting. Police are reluctant to call the incident gang-related.

Solis has a history of criminal activity in the Lower Valley, including felony convictions.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the Sunnyside police at 837-2120.

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