Last Friday, three people were killed in a shooting and an accident and Yakima police released the identities of those who died. Police have identified Yaelin Arreola, 21, as the driver of an Audi who died after being shot in an exchange of gunfire between two vehicles at the intersection of South First Street and East Yakima Avenue. After the shooting, the Audi, then driven by a 17-year-old, crashed into a vehicle at Lincoln Avenue and North 3rd Avenue. Police identified the two women killed in that accident as Maria Norma Carillo-Reyes, 52, and her 21-year-old daughter, Maria Torres Carillo. Authorities say they believe the Audi was traveling between 60 and 70 mph when it crashed into the ladies’ vehicle.
Police say shooting was gang-related
The investigation continues into the crash and shooting as police search for suspects involved in the shooting in downtown Yakima prior to the crash.
The 17-year-old driver, a known gang member in Yakima, is currently being held in the Yakima County Juvenile Jail for homicide while driving a vehicle.
Family and friends of the crash victims erected a memorial in a parking lot near the crash site.
The Yakima Police Gang Unit is currently investigating the shooting.
Police say the downtown intersection shooting reported at 9:20 p.m. last Friday night was gang-related.
The Yakima Police Department’s Gang Unit is currently investigating for clues that could lead to an arrest. If you have any information about the shooting, contact the police department at 509-575-6200.
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