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Man shot and killed in early morning shooting in Yakima

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UPDATE: YAKIMA, WA - Yakima Police say that just after 2:00 a.m. a man was walking in the area of 7th Ave. and Chestnut Ave. when he was shot by someone in a red SUV.

Medics took in the 52 year old victim to a nearby hospital with multiple gun shot wounds, doctors later pronounced him dead.

A preliminary investigation shows the victim was walking in the area when a vehicle pulled up and shots were fired by the occupant(s) of the vehicle.

Police say it is likely that the suspect exited the vehicle to fire at the victim.

The suspect vehicle is described as 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 are investigating. 

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