Sunnyside Police respond to fatal drive-by shooting

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SUNNYSIDE, Wash. — Sunnyside Police officers responded to a shooting on Sunday afternoon that left one victim dead.

According to a news release by the Sunnyside Police Department, officers responded to shots fired at 1201 Roosevelt Ct. on Sunday afternoon. When they arrived, the authorities allegedly spotted a wounded victim and immediately began to administer first aid while paramedics made their way to the area.

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Paramedics transported Victor J. Ramos to Astria Sunnyside Hospital, where he later passed away. Ramos’ family has since been notified of his passing.

Officers blocked off the area for many hours on Sunday as detectives questioned witnesses, assessed the situation and collected evidence to help them in their investigation. According to eyewitnesses, shots were fired from a black sedan, which rapidly fled the scene just after. Detectives have reason to believe the shooting was gang-related.

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In the press release, the Sunnyside Police thanked the Washington State Patrol, Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, Grandview Police Department and Mabton Police Department for assisting with the situation.

At this time, no further information has been released on this case. However, the Sunnyside Police Department seeks information regarding this incident. If you or someone you know has information that can contribute to this case, they ask that you call the department at 509-836-6200 and cite Case No. 21s00931.

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