3 killed in random shooting in Yakima, Washington; shooter on the loose

A gunman is on the run after allegedly shooting dead three people at a Circle K convenience store and gas station in Yakima, Washington on Tuesday morning, authorities said.

After the shooting at Circle K around 3:30 a.m. local time, the shooter crossed the street to an amp convenience store where he allegedly shot into a car and then stole it, Yakima Police Chief Matthew Murray said. to journalists.

It’s possible the shooter shot the person in the car as he stole it, the chief said. If so, the driver would be the fourth gunshot victim.

Murray called it an apparent random attack. The shooter “just walked in and started shooting,” he said.

The motive is not known, he said.

Police have identified the suspect as 21-year-old Jarid Haddock of Yakima County.

He allegedly fled in a car believed to be a gray or silver Chrysler 200, the chief said.

Police released this image of the suspect:

The Yakima Police Department in Washington released this image of the suspect, identified as Jarid Haddock, a 21-year-old Yakima County resident, in an overnight shooting at Circle K on Nob Hill Blvd that left three died on January 24. , 2023.

Yakima Police Department

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