Police Investigating Saturday Morning Homicide

Yakima Police Department (YPD) detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred this morning, Saturday, March 7th.

At about 9:30 am today, YPD officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 1100 block of Folsom Avenue.  Once on scene, officers discovered a 31-year-old female in an alley in the vicinity of the shots fired call.  The victim appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound to the upper chest.

Medical personnel arrived on scene, but were unable to revive the victim.

The name of the victim is not being released pending notification of her family.

Yakima police are encouraging the community to share anything they know about the homicide that occurred this morning.   

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the YPD 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 www.crimestoppersyakco.org, or through the “P3 Tips” app at http://p3intel.com/mobileapp.htm that can be downloaded for free.