Police: Yakima boy who claimed drive-by shooting might have shot himself

Police: Yakima boy who claimed drive-by shooting might have shot himself
YAKIMA, Wash. -- KIMA learned the weekend shooting that hurt a 15-year-old boy might not have been a drive-by.

His family says the boy is doing OK at a Seattle hospital.

The boy told officers it was a drive-by shooting. Now, police tell us evidence indicates it could have been an accident.

"Seems like it'd be possible because of the angle where the shot went, though it seems like it might have been accidental like he was holding the gun at an odd angle. But I'm not sure exactly because I wasn't out here to see anything," said Christoval Gutierrez, the victim's brother.

Neighbors tell us the the area is a haven for gun shots.

"Nobody really pays attention to it because it happens a lot around here. You just go on with whatever you're doing," said Chase Decottignies.

The victim's brother says he doesn't think the 15-year-old owns a gun.