The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man was shot in the face while waiting at a crosswalk.
Deputies were called to the area near Highway 97 at about 7:15 p.m. Saturday. The 24-year-old victim was from the Toppenish, Washington, area.
Deputies say the victim and a relative were waiting to cross the road when a silver sedan carrying four people drove by. Someone in the back seat leaned out and yelled something at the victim before pulling out a pistol and opening fire.
At least five shots were fired and one struck the victim in the face.
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The victim didn’t know the suspects and officials don’t think it was gang related.
The man was treated at the Toppenish Hospital before being flown to a Seattle hospital for surgery.
No suspects were immediately identified.