- Associated Press - Monday, May 30, 2016

ZILLAH, Wash. (AP) - The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office says five orchard workers were injured when they were hit in the legs by shotgun pellets near Zillah.

Sheriff’s Sgt. William Boyer says police believe whoever fired the shots Sunday afternoon was actually aiming at birds.

He says police believe the shots, which were fired from a canal bank about 100 yards away, were not intentional.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports (https://goo.gl/xYrtqo ) that none of the workers had life-threatening injuries and most sought medical care in their own vehicles.

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Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, https://www.yakimaherald.com

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