UPDATE: 2 p.m. — The man shot outside a northeast Yakima market has undergone two surgeries, his former boss and family friend said this afternoon.
A bullet has been removed from Raymond Moreno-Hernandez's head and doctors are hopeful he’ll pull through, said Tiffany Bahena, who managed a local fast-food restaurant where Moreno-Hernandez once worked.
His wife, Amanda, has been by his side since the shooting Saturday night, Behena said.
“They’re pretty hopeful,” Behena said. “Amanda says when she talks to him he squeezes her hand, so there is some response from him.”
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family of Moreno-Hernandez, who is in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
YAKIMA, Wash. -- The 26-year-old man shot Saturday evening remains hospitalized in critical condition Monday morning.
Raymond Moreno-Hernandez was sitting in his car parked in front of the Market & Deli at 315 N. Eighth Street when he was shot, Yakima police said.
He was taken to a local hospital and transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Police Department spokesman Mike Bastinelli said Moreno-Hernandez has past gang ties although nothing recent. It is unclear if the shooting was gang related, he said.
This is the third shooting at near the market in the past year. The two previous shootings were fatal.
This report will be updated