A homicide investigation is underway after a 28-year-old man was killed on a Toppenish street on Sunday. Toppenish Police were called to the area of Second Avenue and South Division Street at about 12:46 pm on Sunday, where they found the man dead. There is no word on whether the shooting was gang-related, and no arrests have been made.
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Police believe that the man was targeted in the attack, but the victim has not been identified.
If you have any information about the shooting, please contact (509) 865-1629.
ANOTHER HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY IN GRANGER
Meanwhile, another homicide that authorities say was gang-related remains under investigation. Yakima County Sheriff’s Detectives are continuing to search for a suspect or suspects in the homicide reported near Granger on September 28.
DEPUTIES FOUND THE VICTIM DEAD IN THE CAR A CANAL
Deputies were first called to a rollover crash in the area of Church Road and SR 223, but while on their way to the crash, deputies were notified of a gunshot victim in the 100 block of Schuster Road. When deputies arrived, they found that both calls were related. The deputies discovered a vehicle submerged upside down in a canal with the driver still inside the vehicle.
THE VICTIM IS FROM GRANGER
During the investigation, detectives learned from the victim’s family members that the 19-year-old driver, identified as Anthony Govanny Mendoza-Salazar from Granger, was shot while driving in the area and later crashed the vehicle into the canal. No arrests have been made as the investigation continues.
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