Two teens shot early Sunday morning


These two vehicles and the occupants inside of them have yet to be identified by Sunnyside police. They are believed to be connected to a Sunday morning shooting at Valley View Market.

Valley View Market owner Young Kim was just checking on the price of beer for a customer when he heard shots being fired outside his Lincoln Avenue store in Sunnyside Sunday morning at about 12:30 a.m.

He said two men rushed inside, alerting him further of the incident.

"The police came and asked if they could look at the video (surveillance)," shared Kim.

He said the video shows one man exiting a sedan outside the store before the incident. The man went inside the store and an SUV pulled into the parking area.

The man exited the store, as shown on the video and a male suspect exited the SUV, revealing a weapon as he addressed the remaining occupants of the sedan.

Gunfire erupted shortly after, and Kim believes they came from the sedan. He said he was led to believe this because the sedan quickly backed out of the parking lot, revealing one male on the ground "rolling around" on the video footage.

Sunnyside police were informed two men were injured as a result of the gunfire and soon after arriving on scene found a 19-year-old victim, Daniel Preciado, from Grandview had been shot multiple times in the torso.

Preciado was taken to Sunnyside Community Hospital before being transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Sunnyside police today (Monday) issued a press release, stating the 19-year-old is in stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit at Harborview.

Another victim, a 16-year-old male resident of Grandview, was also found shot at the scene. He suffered a leg injury and was transported for treatment at Yakima Regional Hospital.

Police believe the shooting was gang-related and are currently looking to identify the vehicles and individuals involved in the shooting.

Anyone with information related to the incident is urged to call the Sunnyside Police Department at 836-6200.

In other Sunnyside police news, the Sunnyside Police Department has since last Thursday responded to four other reports of shots fired.

Just before 10 p.m. Saturday a resident in the 900 block of South 10th Street believed there were three to four gunshots in the area, but police were unable to locate evidence of gunfire.

Approximately 17 minutes later police responded to the 200 block of Nicolai Avenue for a report of a male subject dressed in red standing in the roadway shooting at a home there. Upon arrival, police were unable to locate the suspect or evidence of a shooting incident.

At about 10:18 p.m. Saturday another resident alerted police to gunfire he believed was coming from a government helicopter flying over the Saul Road area, and Sunday a call regarding possible gunshots in the area of North 16th Street and Yakima Valley Highway was received just after midnight. Police were unable to locate evidence of gunfire in either incident.

Sunnyside police officers have also since last Thursday been alerted to four thefts and two burglaries.

Stolen in the thefts was $400 from a business, a rotary cutter from a business, flowers from a business and a crib, barbecue and propane tank from a residence.

Two suspects were confronted last Thursday when in the progress of burglarizing a home in the 100 block of West Parkland Drive. The suspects fled the scene after the homeowner spotted them.

A statue and two bicycles were stolen this past Saturday in a burglary reported in the 900 block of South 16th Street. Further details were not provided.

Also since last Thursday, Sunnyside police have served four warrants and intervened in eight fights.


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