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Police investigate shooting death at Cherry Avenue as a homicide

Police investigate shooting death at Cherry Avenue

YAKIMA, Wash. - Police say a man has been found dead in a house with a gunshot wound.

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) was responding to an unrelated call when two females flagged an officer down around 3:30 p.m., Thursday to report an adult man who was discovered dead in a home near the intersection Cherry Ave. and Oregon Ave.

Police said the victim, a 23-year-old Redmond David Apodaca, was found with a gunshot wound but don’t know if this shooting is gang-related.

Action News has learned the victim is a known gang member. This shooting will be investigated as a homicide, according to police.

Officers secured the scene and stayed in the area to investigate this death, according to YPD spokesperson Mike Bastinelli.

Police are working to gather more information.

Anyone with information is asked to call YPD at 575-6200 or Yakima County Crime Stoppers at (800) 248-9980.

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