Two teens injured in yet another drive-by shooting

Two teen males were struck by bullets in a drive-by shooting in the 1700 block of Cascade Way late last night (Wednesday).

A 17-year-old male, say police, was struck at least three times in the leg by high caliber bullets fired just before midnight. His injuries were considered non-life threatening.

The teen was taken to Sunnyside Community Hospital for treatment. He was subsequently released.

Another teen was sleeping in his home when stray bullets entered through the walls and a window. One bullet struck the boy in the leg. He was treated at the scene and released, according to police.

The incident is believed to be gang-related.

The Sunnyside police have been called out on shootings the last three days. This past Monday a 21-year-old man was shot in the ankle during a drive-by incident at North 13th Street and North Avenue. On Tuesday of this week residents in the area of Washington Court reported shots were fired at them by someone pedaling past them on a bicycle. No one was injured in that incident.

The investigation, shared Sunnyside Police Department Public Information Officer Charlotte Hinderlider, is ongoing and anyone with information about the incident is urged to call the police department at 836-6200.

Also yesterday, at about 10:30 a.m. Sunnyside schools were placed on lockdown after police responded to a report of suspicious activity in the 800 block of Cemetery Road.

The lockdown was initiated because at about 10:15 a.m. the Sunnyside Police Department received a call from a small child reporting five individuals were walking around an apartment complex with guns.

Fifteen law enforcement officers responded to the call and conducted a door-to-door search of a six-block area, including homes where officers have made contact in the past, according to Hinderlider.

She said no one with guns was located during the search of the area, but officers located an individual wanted by authorities. The individual, she said, was detained.

Another individual was taken into custody on drug possession charges.

At about 11:30 a.m. the schools were taken out of lockdown.

Also since yesterday the Sunnyside Police Department has received three theft reports.

Of the thefts two were identity thefts of individuals living in the 300 block of NW Crescent Avenue and the 300 block of Nicolai Avenue.

A shoplifter was detained just before 6:30 p.m. yesterday at Walmart.

Police, too, have responded to four automatic alarm calls, a 9-1-1 hang-up call, two controlled substance problem calls, three suspicious activity calls and a report of a weapon violation. Sunnyside police officers have also since yesterday served two arrest warrants and a court order.


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