Man shot in Yakima robbery, police searching for suspect

YAKIMA, Wash. - Yakima police said a man was shot in an armed robbery at a mini mart Wednesday night. 

The male suspect shot a 63-year-old man inside a store in the 300 block of North 8th Street around 9:15 p.m. 

Upon entering the store, officers were told a Hispanic or Native American male had entered the store and shot a person while inside during a robbery. The victim had a gunshot wound to his leg. 

The victim was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment and is expected to be alright.

Officers were unable to locate the suspect during a search in the area. The identity of the suspect is unknown.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Yakima Police Department at 575-6200 or call 911.


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