West Chestnut Homicide News Release
At 2:09 Thursday morning, Yakima Police (“YPD”) officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 700 block of West Chestnut. When officers arrived, they found a 52-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds. He was quickly taken to Astria Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased. The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was walking in the area when a vehicle pulled up and shots were fired by the occupant(s) of the vehicle. It is likely that the suspect exited the vehicle to fire at the victim. The suspect vehicle is described as a red SUV. The name of the victim, who is from Yakima, is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The victim has no known gang ties. YPD detectives were called to the scene and will continue the investigation.