The Yakima County Sheriff's Office was yesterday (Thursday) at approximately 10:15 p.m. alerted by personnel at Sunnyside Community Hospital that a Mabton teen was en route to the hospital after having sustained a gunshot wound to the face.
The incident occurred in the 200 block of Third Avenue in Mabton and the teen was transported to the hospital by a private party vehicle.
Deputies were told by witnesses to the shooting the suspect fled the scene in a green Honda and another witness was following it on Euclid Road toward Grandview in a grey Honda.
The suspect vehicle led the witness to Charvet Road, and Grandview police, as well as Washington State Patrol units assisted in the search for the two vehicles.
The father of the victim also provided a witness account of the shooting, but further details were not available as of press time.
Deputies since yesterday have also been alerted by Lower Valley residents to a burglary and a theft.