Police: Two killed, two injured in Yakima in less than 24 hours in three unrelated shootings

Police: Two killed, two injured in Yakima in less than 24 hours in three unrelated shootings

UPDATE: Officials at Harborview Medical Center say a 27-year-old woman is in critical condition after being shot in the head Saturday morning at a Yakima apartment complex.

The condition of 25-year-old man, who was shot in the torso in the same complex, is unknown at this time.

Yakima County Coroner Jim Curtice says autopsies are scheduled Wednesday for 20-year-old Luis Acosta, who was fatally shot Friday morning, and 27-year-old Manuel Pantaleon, who was fatally shot Saturday morning.

No arrests have been made at this time in any of the three shootings.

YAKIMA, Wash.— Less than 24 hours after a man was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound in Yakima, two more shootings Saturday morning have left two people injured and another man dead.

Yakima police say they do not believe any of the shootings are related.

Police responded about 2 a.m. on Saturday to reports of shots fired at the Mesa Apartments on Gordon Road.

Officers found a 25-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his torso in one apartment and 27-year-old woman in a different apartment at the complex suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

Both victims were taken to a local hospital for treatment; the 27-year-old was eventually transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where she remains in critical condition. The condition of the 25-year-old is unknown.

Just over an hour later, police responded to reports of a body found in an alley in the 400 block of South Ninth Street.

Arriving officers found 27-year-old Manuel Pantaleon dead of an apparent gunshot wound to the head. Police believe he’d been at a party about a block from where his body was found.

Less than a day prior to the two shootings, at about 3:48 a.m. Friday, police responded to reports of a body found under a tree in the 400 block of North Fifth Avenue.

Officers found 20-year-old Luis Acosta dead, with gunshot wounds to his torso.

No arrests have been made at this time in any of the incidents.

Anyone with information about these incidents can 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 at www.crimestoppersyakco.org or through the “P3 Tips” app.

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