TOPPENISH, Wash. -- Authorities say at least six people were wounded by birdshot in an early morning shooting about 9 miles west of Toppenish.

Someone fired a shotgun following a fight that broke out at a large party shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday in the 8000 block of Lateral C Road. Six people were hit with birdshot from the shotgun blast. Injuries ranged from minor to serious, but none were life-threatening, said Yakima County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Mike Russell.

Investigators pulled over a vehicle matching the description of the one involved and detained the two people inside. One of them, an 18-year-old Toppenish man, was arrested for felony assault and drive-by shooting charges, Russell said.

Detectives continue their investigation into the shooting and ask anyone with information to contact the sheriff’s office at 509-574-2500 or 800-248-9980. Tips, including anonymous ones, can be called into Crime Stoppers of Yakima County at 509-248-9980, or on the website at

This story has been updated to show that two people were detained inside the vehicle.

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