A Prosser area farm worker survived several surgeries to save his right arm after it was hit by a rifle round during a drive-by shooting.
Olivie Cruz Hernandez, 43, was in satisfactory condition Monday morning after leaving the intensive care unit at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center.
Hernandez was outside his residence in the 142000 block of West Evans Road Thursday evening with his 12-year-old son, when he was struck in his forearm in what the Benton County Sheriff’s Office described as drive-by shooting.
Hernandez was initially taken to Kadlec Medical Center and then transferred to Seattle because of the severity of his injury.
The sheriff’s office said Hernandez’s residence was struck multiple times from what appeared to be “high caliber rifle rounds.”
There were no further updates in the case as it remains under investigation.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 509-628-0333.