CNN — According to Yakima Police Chief Matt Murray, at least three persons were slain in a midnight shooting in Yakima, Washington.
According to a Facebook post from the police department, Jarid Haddock, a 21-year-old inhabitant of Yakima County, is the “presumed homicide suspect.”
According to a police spokeswoman, road restrictions in the vicinity on Tuesday morning are “connected to the early morning killings.”
SWAT was dispatched, and police were using drones to scan the area.
Police have surrounded a house close to the intersection of University Parkway and West Birchfield Road, according to Tabitha Johnson, an employee at a local company, who told CNN that the area has been put under lockdown. Authorities have been present, according to Johnson, since before 9:00 a.m. local time.
About two miles to the east of where shots were fired early this morning is the location that police have cordoned off.
When the suspect pulled into the ARCO/ampm petrol station, according to Ad Feedback Murray, he “tried to enter into the lobby,” but he discovered the doors were shut.
He crossed the street and went to the Circle K, Murray said. He pulls out his revolver as he enters the store, and while two individuals are getting food, he shoots them. According to Murray, both individuals passed away.
According to authorities, the shooting suspect is still at large.
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After that, the suspect shot another individual, who also died, as he left the business.
According to Murray, the man returned across the street to the ARCO/ampm petrol station, where he fired into a vehicle before escaping.
Although the police have not identified the owner of the automobile, they think it may belong to the suspect. His current whereabouts are unknown.
Working at Elite Towing and Recovery, Justin Bumbalogh claimed to have been dozing off when he heard gunshots. The incident, according to police, happened at 3:30 a.m. local time.
Bumbalogh claimed to have heard nine gunshots, and he recalled a clear pause between the two groups of bullets.
Shortly after the gunfire, according to him, police arrived.
It seems like a random circumstance, Murray remarked. “The man just stepped in and started firing. There was no obvious disagreement between the parties.”
According to Murray, his police has footage from the scene and will soon make the unidentified suspect’s images public.
Murray told CNN, “We are working on leads and have good leads right now.
According to Steve Bernd of the FBI’s Seattle Field Office, they are aware of the situation and are in touch with the Yakima Police in case they need help. about more