Grandview, Prosser teens sentenced for drive-by shooting last year in Sunnyside

YAKIMA - Two Lower Valley teens were sentenced to a combined 25 years in prison yesterday, Monday, for their role in a drive-by shooting in Sunnyside a year ago.

Carlos Cardenas, 17, of Prosser was sentenced to 15 years in prison for first-degree assault. The sentence includes time for a separate charge of drive-by shooting and a firearm enhancement.

Also sentenced in connection with the drive-by shooting was Eduardo Cardenas, 17, of Grandview. Cardenas received 10 years in prison on eight counts of second-degree assault.

Both teens were prosecuted as adults.

The sentencing stems from a drive-by shooting in Sunnyside on April 14, 2010. The shooting took place on South 13th Street, although no one was injured in the gunfire.

Officers located several .22 caliber shell casings in the street and around the home that was targeted.

Police found a .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun in connection with the case.

The shooting was believed to be gang-related.

Shortly after the shooting, Sunnyside police was assisted by eyewitnesses, the Yakima County Sheriff's office, the State Patrol and Grandview police in locating five suspects connected with the shooting.

Carlos Cardenas and Eduardo Cardenas were the only two sentenced yesterday for the drive-by shooting, according to Deputy Clerk Sherry Orth.

It's not known if the two teens are related.

The two sentences handed down in Yakima County Superior Court, as well as related information, were confirmed this morning by the Yakima County Clerk's office.


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