Sunnyside woman shot while sleeping


A woman with a gunshot wound to the leg grimaces in pain as she is wheeled to a waiting ambulance. The woman was shot while sleeping.

Sunnyside police were called to the 100 block of Parkland Drive at about 9:15 a.m. today (Wednesday) for a report of gunshots.

On arrival police found a woman with a gunshot wound to her leg.

Sunnyside Police Sgt. Kent Coffman said the woman had been sleeping when an unknown person fired a single shot into her home from outside. The woman was transported to Sunnyside Community Hospital.

The weapon used in the shooting, a bullet and a casing were recovered at the scene.

Coffman couldn't confirm whether the incident was gang related. The owner of the home was cited for maintaining a public nuisance. According to Coffman, there have been other incidents at the home.

In other police news, a female told police she was kidnapped around 7 or 8 p.m. on Tuesday by at least three unknown people. She told officers she was forced into a vehicle and driven around while her abductors made threats against the woman and her family. She said she was then released.


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