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Man found shot to death outside West Valley Middle School

Man found shot to death outside West Valley Middle School

YAKIMA -- Police are investigating a man found shot to death outside West Valley Middle School.

Officers responded to a report of a man slumped over in his pickup truck in a parking lot next to West Valley Middle School at 1500 South 75th Avenue Thursday after 5 p.m.

When officers arrived they found the man in the truck with multiple gunshot wounds.

Medical personnel arrived and pronounced the 19-year-old man, identified as Eduardo Rodriguez-Castaneda, dead at the scene.

The Yakima County Coroner said one of the bullets traveled through Rodriguez-Castaneda's brain, killing him instantly.

Police say this is the third homicide in Yakima just this week.

They say they haven't identified any suspects but detectives are investigating.

Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to call Yakima Police at 575-6200 or Crime Stoppers at 248-9980.

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