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Another murder in Yakima; police call it gang-related

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YAKIMA--A 40-year-old Yakima man is dead, and police believe he is the victim of more gang-related violence.

Yakima police say David Duarte was riding passenger in a car with his nephew shortly before midnight Saturday, when a large white vehicle pulled up next to the car.

An occupant of the white vehicle fired several shots at Duarte and his nephew.  Duarte was hit in the head and chest.

Police believe this incident happened near the intersection of 16th Avenue and Spokane Street.  After the shooting, Duarte's nephew drove the car to the 1500 block of West Mead Avenue.  That's where police found the car and Duarte.  He was dead by the time officers arrived.

This is the sixth homicide of 2010, the fourth in the city of Yakima and the second in eight days.