Home struck in Tuesday night drive-by

Last night (Tuesday) Sunnyside police responded to the 1500 block of Yakima Avenue at approximately 9:30 p.m. after receiving a report of a drive-by shooting.

Officers investigating the shooting found a residence had been struck multiple times by gunshots. Noone was reported injured in the incident, and further details were not available.

The investigation is ongoing and police are urging anyone with information regarding the shooting incident to call 836-6200.

The incident is believed to be gang-related.

Officers from the Yakima County Sheriff's Office, Grandview and Granger police departments assisted Sunnyside police at the crime scene.

In other Sunnyside police news since Monday officers have investigated a weapon offense and a theft.

A student at Sierra Vista Middle School was Monday taken into custody after allegedly having a weapon at school, and a stereo was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 300 block of East Blaine Avenue Tuesday.

Officers have also since Monday responded to two 9-1-1 hang-up calls, seven automatic alarms, five animal complaints, two assaults, two citizen disputes, four disorderly conduct calls, two domestic violence incidents, a graffiti report, two reports of harassing behavior, two intoxicated individual reports, two juvenile problems, a missing person report, three suspicious activity calls, two traffic accidents, seven traffic stops, three trespassing reports and five vandalism reports.

Police, too, have served two arrest warrants, fielded three informational calls, provided two citizen assists and 16 agency assists. Twelve of the agency assists were annual Washington State Patrol registered sex offender address verification letters.


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