Gang-related shooting in Sunnyside sends 6-year-old to hospital

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SUNNYSIDE, Wash.-- Sunnyside police respoded to reports of shots fired around 5:30 Tuesday night. While on the way, police received information that a young child was shot in one of the residences on the 1100 block of S. 1st Street.

Police say a 6-year-old sustained a single gun shot wound to the lower body. The child was transported to a local hospital. He was treated and sent to a hospital out of the area.

The house on S. 1st Street is known to police because they have responded to numerous gang related incidents before.

Patrol officers, detectives, and the Sunnyside Gang Unit worked late into the night following leads with WSP, DOC and surrounding agencies. The case is still under investigation and there is no suspect information being released at this time.