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The Today File

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February 17, 2015 at 8:18 AM

Suspect still sought in Yakima shooting that wounded 2 kids

Yakima Herald-Republic (TNS)

YAKIMA — An investigation continued Monday into a shooting that injured two children while the suspect remains at large, according to the Yakima Police Department.

The children’s injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Police are looking for the suspect who was seen firing two rounds Sunday night at the front of a house at the corner of Fenton and Union streets before fleeing on foot. Police were called to the scene at 8:46 p.m.

Yakima police spokesman Mike Bastinelli said investigators talked to a witness Monday who said the suspect was sitting on the curb across from the home for some time before getting up and firing the shots.

Bastinelli said he had no other new details or a motive for the shooting.

Several adults and six children ranging from 2 months to 12 years were home at the time of the shooting. The children were asleep on the floor, police said.

One round of shots penetrated the inner wall, striking two children: An 11-year-old girl received a grazing wound to her abdomen and a 7-year-old boy was struck in his left forearm, police said. The boy was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for specialized care of his injured arm.

Police describe the suspect as 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a thin build and wearing a light-color plaid jacket with a hood.

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