Yakima police have identified the victim of a shooting early Thursday morning as 25-year-old Omar Flores.
Flores, who sustained gunshot wounds to his torso, foot, and groin during the shooting, died as a result of his injuries. A news release issued yesterday said that Flores had been transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Thursday morning. However, while Flores was being prepared for transport to Harborview, his condition worsened. Flores was returned to a Yakima hospital where he passed away Thursday afternoon.
Yakima police responded to a call of shots fired in the 1000 block of South 6th Street at about 3:30 am yesterday (Thursday, April 4th). When officers arrived on scene, they found the victim in the backyard of a residence suffering from gunshot wounds.
Yakima police continue to investigate the incident. No arrests have been made at this time.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Yakima Police Department at (509) 575-6200 or by calling 9-1-1. Tips can be also be reported to Yakima County Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-248-9980, on the organization’s website at crimestoppersyakco.org, or through the “P3 Tips” app that can be downloaded for free at p3intel.com/.