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Gang violence in Yakima wounds bystanders

YAKIMA — Two gang shootings in Yakima in a week have wounded innocent bystanders.

Police Capt. Greg Copeland told The Yakima Herald-Republic it’s disturbing and unusual.

On Sunday a 23-year-old Michigan woman visiting her grandmother was hit in the leg by shots apparently fired at people in another yard.

Six days earlier, a 13-year-old girl in the same neighborhood was hit by a shot that went through the wall of a home.

Since April, there have been at least nine gang shootings in the Yakima Valley, including a fatal shooting last month in Yakima.

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