Man Shot in the Face in Thursday Downtown Shooting
Yakima Police were busy on Thursday with a shooting in downtown Yakima. The shooting was reported at about 4:30 pm on busy downtown streets during the afternoon commute.
Police say the victim was shot in the face
Police say a man was shot in the face in the area of Staff Sgt. Pendleton Way and North First Street but police say the man's injuries were not life threatening.
Was it a gang shooting? Police say the gang unit is now investigating.
Police are still searching for the shooter in another downtown shooting
Capt. Jay Seely says Major Crimes and Gang Unit Detectives have been busy searching for video of the suspect vehicle in a shooting on October 30.
34-year-old Joey Cantu was shot after police say he exchanged words with others in a gold Chrysler PT Cruiser. Officers were called to the area after police received a 911 call from a man who told them someone in another car fired shots at him and his friend, and his friend had been injured.
The victim died on the streets of downtown Yakima
Authorities found the Yakima man unconscious in the west alley of 4th Ave and Chestnut with a gunshot wound in the leg. Officers performed CPR on the victim until paramedics arrived but he died at the scene. Seely says security cameras were able to track the suspect vehicle in the downtown area before the shooting. He says they soon hope to identify and arrest those in the suspect vehicle. So far no arrests have been made.