YAKIMA, Wash. -- Two men identified by police as gang members have been arrested in connection with a Wapato shooting that sent another man to the hospital.
The 18- and 19-year-old suspects were arrested Tuesday as police continued an investigation into the weekend shooting, police say. The suspects are each being held on a $1 million bond.
Police responded to the report of a shooting around 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the 200 block of West Elizabeth Avenue. According to an arrest report filed in Yakima County Superior Court, a man at the scene was shot multiple times and several shell casings were recovered from the location.
The shooting victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. An update on his condition was not immediately available Wednesday afternoon.
Police used surveillance video from the scene of the shooting to confirm several details of the incident.
Police said their investigation led them to identify the two suspects as gang members.
A witness at the scene suggested the shooting victim was targeted after giving a statement to police regarding a case involving a man charged with shooting at police. The man, Sergio Perez, was arrested in connection with a November incident in which officers said they were shot at while responding to a domestic violence call. He remains in custody at the Yakima County Jail pending trial on a charge of first-degree assault and a firearms charge.
Both suspects in the Wapato shooting were arrested separately Tuesday afternoon in Yakima and jailed on suspicion of first-degree assault.
Police said the 18-year-old was found in possession of a semi-automatic pistol when he was arrested. He was booked into jail on additional counts alleging unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm.
Both men were scheduled for preliminary appearances Wednesday afternoon in Superior Court.
Police investigating the shooting arrested a man while carrying out a search warrant Tuesday evening at a residence in the 100 block of North Sixth Street in Yakima.
The 23-year-old man at the residence was arrested when police discovered he was a felon in possession of a firearm.
He was not suspected in connection with the Wapato shooting.