YAKIMA, Wash. -- Officials say a 26-year-old Yakima man who died Tuesday, four months after he was shot in the head, is a homicide victim.
An autopsy performed in Snohomish County on Thursday found that Raymond Moreno-Hernandez’s death was related to a gunshot to the head, Yakima police Capt. Jeff Schneider said.
Moreno-Hernandez was in an Everett nursing home, where he had been transferred after being operated on at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle following the shooting, Schneider said.
Moreno-Hernandez was sitting in his parked car outside the Market & Deli at 315 N. Eighth St. in Yakima on April 15 when he was shot. He was taken to a local hospital before being transferred to Harborview.
Schneider said there are no new leads in the investigation. No suspects have been identified. At the time of the shooting, police department spokesman Mike Bastinelli said it was unclear whether the shooting was gang related
Moreno-Hernandez is among 21 people who have been killed in Yakima County this year — 11 in Yakima.