Yakima police investigate a drive-by shooting

FILE — Yakima police investigate the scene of a gang-related drive-by shooting on North Sixth Street near East Lincoln Avenue Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021.

Two people are hospitalized with non-life threatening gunshot wounds after two gang-related shootings in Yakima around noon Tuesday.

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

Police found more than 25 shell casings in the street, and one SUV parked in the area had a bullet hole in a front fender.

Police are looking for the two cars involved in the shooting.

The two men taken to the hospital are documented gang members, police said.

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

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