After a heated argument, deputies say a passenger got out of a car and fired a sawed-off shotgun at Padilla before fleeing in a car. Detectives don't have any witnesses or suspects.
Padilla was transferred to a Seattle hospital where he is listed in serious condition.
Neighbors said they live in a normally calm neighborhood.
"It's not shocking. It's Yakima, you know. A lot of things happen around here, but usually out here in this corner it's pretty quiet," a neighbor said.
This was the first report of shots fired this year along the 1600 block of Thorp Road.