WAPATO — Police on Thursday were sorting out clues, trying to find out who was behind a Wednesday shooting that left a man in critical condition from a gunshot wound to the head.
Police said the man — whom they identified as a possible gang member believed to be in his 20s — was walking into the Crossroads Market at the corner of McDonald and Track roads Wednesday afternoon when several shots were fired and he was struck in the head. He was taken to a Yakima hospital. A 17-year-old boy he was with was not injured, police said.
Both the boy and man are suspected of being gang members and investigators have gotten some details from the boy, police Chief Tracy Rosenow said.
Investigators have viewed a store surveillance recording, but have yet to identify a shooter or any suspect vehicle, he said.
Police have also gathered some clues from people in the store at the time of the shooting, but none was involved, he said.
“We’re just knocking on doors, talking to people,” he said.
Rosenow is asking anyone who was at or near the store to contact police and provide any details, even if they think they didn’t see anything.
“At this point, anyone who was there and saw anything at all, please give us a call,” he said. “Even if they didn’t see much, they might have that little bit of information that helps us.”