Toppenish shooting upgraded to homicide after teenage girl dies

UPDATE at 1:30 p.m. on 10/4/21: The investigation into a double shooting has been upgraded to a homicide after one of the victims, an 18-year-old girl from Toppenish, died from her injuries.

According to an update from Toppenish Police Chief John Clary, the second victim is in critical condition due to injuries sustained in the shooting. Authorities have limited information available to them and ask that anyone with information contacts Captain Dave Johnson with the Toppenish Police Department at 509-865-4355.

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YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. — The Toppenish Police Department is investigating a shooting that injured two people (ages 18 and 22) late Sunday night.

Toppenish Police Chief John Clary says that officers responded to the 200-block of N. E. St. around 11:34 p.m. for reports of shots fired.

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When they arrived, it became apparent to police officers that the two victims had been shot after getting out of their vehicle.

Investigators say the victims are both young women at 18 and 22 years old.

The Toppenish Police Department did not release information on the extent of the injuries to the victims.

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Chief Clary says there are no suspects at this time. However, Toppenish police investigators are launching an investigation into the incident to confirm further details, establish a suspect, and probable cause for this incident.

This is a breaking news story. An update and/or follow-up may be issued if further details are revealed.

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