North 5th Avenue Shooting Claims One Life

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) is investigating a shooting that claimed the life of a man early this morning, Friday.

At 3:48 am today, YPD officers were called to the 400 block of North 5th Avenue after a pedestrian in the area noticed the shooting victim under a tree by the sidewalk. Police arrived to find the victim unresponsive, face down with gunshot wounds to his torso.

The deceased is identified as Luis Acosta, age 20.

YPD had been called to a residence in the same area earlier this morning at 1:39 am after a report of shots fired. During that call, several shell casings were recovered but no victim was found.

YPD detectives are investigating the shooting as a homicide. It does not appear to be gang-related.

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 or through the “P3 Tips” app at that can be downloaded for free.

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