Two hospitalized in two gang-related shootings in Yakima

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Authorities said two men have been hospitalized after two gang-related shootings in Yakima mid-day Tuesday.

Yakima police Capt. Jay Seely said, the first shooting took place at a house in the 900 block of East Chestnut Avenue at about 11:55 a.m. One of the people in the house chased the suspects to Sixth Street and Lincoln Avenue and returned fire at approximately 12:20 p.m., wounding two men who are believed to be involved in the Chestnut Avenue shooting.

Over 25 shell casings where found by the police on the scene and one SUV parked in the area had a bullet hole in a front fender, according to reports.

Police are looking for the two cars involved in the shooting. The two men transported to the hospital are documented gang members.

“St. Joseph’s Marquette School was placed in lockdown for 15 minutes as a precaution because of the shooting,” said Principal Gregg Pleger.