A 62-year-old man who was injured in a December vehicle shooting near Sunnyside has died, investigators reported.
Francisco Santos-Sánchez died on April 17 in Seattle. An autopsy has already been performed, but the results have not been released as a new investigation is awaited, the King County Office of the Medical Examiner said.
On Dec. 17, officers from the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office and Sunnyside Police responded to a report of a vehicle shooting in the 1400 block of SLI Road around 9:30 p.m., the sheriff’s spokesman said. , Casey Schilperoort.
Santos-Sánchez and two children, a boy and a girl under the age of 11, were shot, Schilperoort said. Santos-Sánchez and the children were inside the house when the shooting occurred and did not see their assailants, Schilperoort said.
The children have already recovered from their injuries, Schilperoort added.
Detectives are still investigating the case as a weapons crime, pending the release of the autopsy results, Schilperoort said.
Anyone with information on the case should call Detective Brian McIlrath at 509-574-2562 or Yakima County Crime Stoppers at 800-248-9980. Clues can also be submitted online at http://www.crimestoppersyakco.org.