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Authorities identify Yakima homicide victim

Authorities identify Yakima...

YAKIMA, Wash. - Authorities have identified a man who was fatally shot early Thursday morning in Yakima as 25-year-old Omar Flores-Garcia.

An autopsy on Friday showed Flores-Garcia died from a gunshot wound,Yakima County Coroner Jim Curtice said.

Yakima police responded about 3:30 to reports of shots fired in the 1000 block of South Sixth Street in Yakima.

Arriving officers found Flores-Garcia in the backyard of a home, suffering from gunshot wounds to his foot, groin and torso, according to a Yakima Police Department news release.

Flores-Garcia was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Officials planned to take him to be airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, but he died before he could be transported.

No arrests have been made. Yakima police are investigating.

Authorites are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the Yakima Police Department at 509-575-6200 or by calling 911.

Tips can be also be reported to Yakima County Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-248-9980, on the organization’s website or through the “P3 Tips” app.

This is the third homicide this year in Yakima and the fourth homicide in Yakima County.


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