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Three people were shot and wounded in an incident at North 40th Avenue and Fruitvale Boulevard early Saturday morning, Yakima police said.

Police went to the area around 1:30 a.m. on reports of multiple shots fired, city spokesman Randy Beehler said. Officers found Timothy Sutton, 29, in the parking lot of the AM/PM convenience store with gunshot wounds, Beehler said.

Michael Thompson, 22, was found shot in the parking lot of Fred Meyer, Beehler said. Police believe the man was driving at the time he was shot, and his vehicle hit a building.

Both men were taken to local hospitals for treatment, and Thompson was in serious condition while Sutton’s wounds were not considered life-threatening, Beehler said.


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Police learned that a 17-year-old boy was also shot and taken to a local hospital in a private car. He has undergone surgery, but his condition was not immediately available, Beehler said.

Police believe the shooting stemmed from a dispute between the three and another group, Beehler said. It is not believed to be a gang-related shooting.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Yakima police at 509-575-6200 or Yakima County Crime Stoppers at 800-248-9980. Tips can also be submitted online at

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