Man killed in Toppenish, allegedly shot by family member

Authorities are investigating an early- morning fatal shooting in Toppenish.

Yakima County sheriff’s deputies responded just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday to reports of a gunshot victim in the area of McKinley and Branch roads. Deputies say the victim told 911 dispatchers he’d been shot by a relative.

The victim was found in a white pickup in a field near the intersection.

Deputies found the relative suspected of shooting the man a short distance from the scene, walking down Branch Road. The suspect was taken into custody for questioning.

Investigators believe the shooting took place in a location nearby and the victim drove away, ending up in the field.

The identity of the victim and suspect are being withheld pending family notification.