Wapato officials say they'll try to do something about a home surrounded by gang violence that has taken three lives in five years.
Wapato officials say they’ll try to do something about a home surrounded by gang violence that has taken three lives in five years.
The latest shooting Sunday killed 19-year-old Abel Velazquez and wounded a 17-year-old and a 26-year-old man.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports ( http://bit.ly/13rjui0) the 26-year-old had been wounded in February in a nearby shooting. And, there were fatal shootings in 2008 and 2010 at or near the home.
Wapato Police Chief Tracy Rosenow calls the block a “hot spot” and says police will see if they can use a nuisance ordinance to address the problems. Mayor Jesse Farias says the city will look at how other cities have addressed such violence.
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The survivors in the latest shooting are not cooperating with police.
Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com