Yakima police station

Yakima Herald-Republic file

YAKIMA, Wash. — A 30-year-old Yakima man was shot in an apparent robbery attempt Wednesday night, Yakima police said.

Police found the man with a gunshot wound to the abdomen in the 1600 block of East Race Street around 9:25 p.m., according to a Yakima police news release. He is listed in fair condition at Astria Regional Medical Center.


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Witnesses told police the victim and several friends were outside a house when a man approached them, pointed a gun at the group and demanded money, the release said. When he did not get money, the robber shot the victim once and ran away, the release said.

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 http://www.crimestoppersyakco.org.

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