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Evidence markers stand at the scene of a shooting while police investigate Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in the 700 block of South Ninth Avenue in Yakima, Wash. Two victims were struck by gunfire and a third victim was hit by a vehicle.

UPDATE 1:05 p.m.: Yakima County Coroner Jim Curtice identified the victim who died in Monday's shooting at Matthew I. Munoz, 20, of Toppenish.

Munoz was one of two people shot in the incident, Yakima police Capt. Jay Seely said. A third person was hit by a car, police said.

Seely said the department's detective division and gang unit are investigating leads in the case.


One of two people shot late Monday afternoon in Yakima has died, according to the the Yakima County coroner.

An autopsy for the victim is scheduled Wednesday, Coroner Jim Curtice said. Curtice did not release the identity of the victim, saying he needed to confirm that family members had been notified.

A fight erupted between two groups n the 700 block of South Ninth Avenue around 4:55 p.m., according to Yakima police. Two people were shot, while a third was struck by a fleeing car.

Police say the incident was gang-related and are searching for a red Ford Focus that was seen speeding away from the area.

This story will be updated.

Reach Donald W. Meyers at dmeyers@yakimaherald.com or on Twitter: donaldwmeyers, or https://www.facebook.com/donaldwmeyersjournalist/

HOW MUCH CRIME HAPPENS IN YOUR TOWN?

How much crime happens in your town?

We used the latest crime rate data from the FBI to illustrate how much crime happens in every part of the Yakima Valley.

First, select a Yakima County law enforcement agency from the left drop down menu. Then select a type of crime from the right menu to see how your town compares.


Crimes reported

Crime rate per 100,000 people

Washington State Rate

United States Rate

Source: FBI Uniform Crime Reports

Crime rates are reported as the number of incidents known of by law enforcement per 100,000 people living in the jurisdiction.
1The FBI says it believes the Yakima County Sheriff's Office under reported the number of incidents in 2018
2Wapato's data for 2018 is not reliable.