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Sheriff: 16-year-old dies in Yakima County shooting

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - The sheriff's office is investigating a shooting in unincorporated Yakima County that left a 16-year-old boy dead. 

Deputies and Moxee police responded to a call of shots fired in the 500 block of Chappel Lane around 2 p.m. Tuesday. 

When police arrived they found 16-year-old Elias Juarez unresponsive. 

Officials tried CPR and a defibrillator but were unsuccessful. 

"East Valley Fire Personnel also responded to the scene to assist, but sadly, the male died of his injuries," deputies said. 

They said Juarez died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Detectives with the Yakima County Sheriff's Office are now conducting the investigation. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 509-574-2500. 


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