Teen shot in Outlook

A 16-year-old Outlook youth was seriously injured early this morning, Tuesday, when he was shot in the legs during what appears to be a drive-by shooting in the 100 block of Second Avenue in Outlook.

The Yakima County Sheriff's office said the shooting took place at about 1 a.m. today when someone opened fire from the sun-roof of a dark-colored sedan. Two other juveniles were standing with the victim near the roadway but were not hit.

Stew Graham is the chief of detectives for the Sheriff's office, and he said the sedan may be a black Honda and it's believed the shooter stood up through the sun roof and fired at the victim.

The 16-year-old teen was hit once in the legs with gun shot pellets.

The victim was transported to Sunnyside Community Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition. He is expected to fully recover.

Deputies are calling the incident assault with a firearm and the case is under investigation. No suspects have yet been named in the case.

Graham said the shooting may have ties to possible gang activity because the victim said he was shot by someone who wore blue.


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