Car-jacker sought here

At 7:30 p.m. this past Monday, a man forced his way into a car in the Safeway parking lot and forced the driver, Olga Medelez, 32, of Sunnyside to leave the area and drive outside the city limits.

"While outside the city limits, the suspect shot the victim in the leg," Det. Sgt. Jeff Cunningham reported yesterday afternoon.

He said Medelez left the vehicle after being shot, and the suspect fled the area in her vehicle. She was transported to Sunnyside Community Hospital by the Sunnyside Fire Department ambulance, where she was treated and later released.

Medelez's vehicle was located in the 500 block of South Ninth Street in Sunnyside by another agency that was assisting Sunnyside officers.

The suspect is an Hispanic man in his 30s, with a mustache.

"The case is currently under investigation and, when further information develops, it will be released, " Cunningham added.


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