Homicide area 12-9-18

A 22-year-old man was fatally shot early Sunday morning at a party in a home in the 600 block of E. Race St. in Yakima.

YAKIMA, Wash. -- A 22-year-old man was fatally shot early Sunday morning in Yakima.

Yakima police were called about 1:30 a.m. to reports of a fight at a house party in the 600 block of East Race Street, Yakima police Capt. Jay Seely said.

Someone started shooting during the fight and the 22-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the chest, he said. He was taken to a local hospital where he died.

An autopsy is scheduled Monday morning, according to the Yakima County Coroner’s Office.

During the fight, a 28-year-old man received a gunshot wound to his pelvic area that was not considered life-threatening. A 27-year-old woman who was hit in the head with blunt force during the fight was treated at a local hospital and released, according to a police department news release.

Police are looking for a man in his 20s in connection with the incident. No suspects are in custody. Seely said police suspect the shooting was gang-related.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Yakima Police Department at 509-575-6200 or by calling 911. 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/.

This is the 18th homicide in Yakima this year and the 30th in Yakima County.

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