2 teens critically wounded in Yakima gang shooting

YAKIMA — Two teens who were shot Tuesday on a Yakima sidewalk remain in critical condition Wednesday.

Police Capt. Rod Light said a 17-year-old who was shot in the back is in Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and a 15-year-old who was shot in the head is in a Yakima hospital, but may be moved to another hospital.

Both were apparently shot from behind with a large-caliber handgun.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reported that police believe it was a gang-related shooting. It took place around 11 a.m. at an intersection three blocks from the police station.

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