Vehicle's five occupants uninjured in Saturday morning shooting

Saturday morning at approximately 1:40 a.m. shots rang out in the area of East Grant Avenue and South Fifth Street.

Sunnyside police were alerted to the incident by four callers, and made contact with five juveniles in a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer that had been shot at.

According to the information provided to officers, the Lancer was traveling southbound on South Fifth Street when occupants of the vehicle noticed a green mini-van following them.

The 17-year-old driver of the Lancer attempted to turn on East Grant Avenue when occupants of the van began firing at his vehicle.

Sunnyside police recovered two bullets from the Lancer, and have determined two separate guns were fired at the victim's vehicle.

Minor injuries resulting from shattered glass were reported by the occupants of the Lancer.

Sunnyside police have no known suspects in the case and the investigation is ongoing.

In other Sunnyside Police Department news, five thefts and four burglaries have been reported since last Thursday.

A business in the 800 block of Yakima Valley Highway was reportedly broken into just after 9 a.m. Thursday, a resident in the 600 block of Hamilton Drive reported a home broken into just before 1 p.m. Thursday, an alert neighbor noticed an open door to a home in the 1700 block of Cascade Way just before 1 p.m. Sunday, and a television was stolen in a burglary in the 800 block of Upland Drive just before 5 p.m. Sunday.

Of the five thefts, four were vehicles. A Nissan was stolen from the 1300 block of East North Avenue just before 11 a.m. Thursday, a Nissan Altima was reported stolen from the 100 block of West Parkland Drive just after 3 p.m. Friday, another vehicle was reported stolen Friday just before 7 p.m. from the 1000 block of South 16th Street and a 1991 Honda Accord was reported stolen from the 700 block of Woods Road just after 11 a.m. Sunday.

Shots were reported fired at two vehicles in the 700 block of South Eighth Street just after 11 p.m. Friday, and more than three shots were reported fired just after 10 p.m. Thursday in the 1400 block of South Sixth Street. Police were unable to recover evidence at either scene.


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