Yakima drive-by shooting leaves one dead Saturday morning

YAKIMA, Wash. — The Yakima Police Department (YPD) said that one man is dead after reports of a drive-by shooting. The incident occurred around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday.

According to YPD, a caller reported their friend had been shot by subjects in a car on West Chestnut Avenue. When police arrived, they found a 34 year-old man unconscious on the street.

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YPD performed CPR on the man until medics arrived. The man had suffered a gun shot wound to the leg, according to a release by YPD.

Medics were unable to revive the man, and he was pronounced dead on scene.

The incident is under investigation as a homicide, and YPD’s Major Crimes Unit and Gang Unit are leading the investigation. At this time, it is still unknown whether or not gang activity is involved.

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“Based on preliminary information, there is a likelihood of a gang nexus,” said YPD Captain Jay Seely. “Which is why I called detectives from the Gang Unit to assist the Major Crimes Unit.”

Anyone with information related to this incident should contact YPD at (509) 575-6200. Information can also be reported to Yakima County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-248-9980, through their website, or through their mobile app.

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