Who died in a Wednesday shooting in Yakima? Police identify victim
Yakima police, investigating the murder of a 71-year-old man who was shot outside his home in the 1000 block of South 8th Street on Wednesday, identified the victim as Gerald Moore of Yakima.
Police say Gerald Moore was shot by someone who knew him
Captain Jay Seely says they believe Moore was the target of the shooting which left him with multiple gunshot wounds to his stomach. He died in the driveway of his home Wednesday night. There is no word from authorities on what led to the shooting or if Moore was involved in any illegal activity.
Detectives from the Yakima Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit are now looking for neighborhood security video to identify the shooter. According to police, the suspect pulled into Moore’s driveway and Moore came out of his home to speak to the person. This is where Moore was shot.
Detectives are looking for a suspect driving a colored car
The suspect, driving a dark colored vehicle, fled the scene after the shooting. Police arrived moments later after receiving calls about several shots being fired in the area. Officers at the scene found Moore in his driveway. They tried to save him with the help of doctors, but Moore died in the driveway outside his home in Yakima.
The police know someone knows something about the crime and they are hoping for tips on how to make an arrest.
You can anonymously call your advice to Crimestoppers
Anyone with information that may be relevant to this case is asked to contact the Yakima Police Department at 509-575-6200 or by calling 9-1-1. Tipping can also be reported to Yakima County Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or on the organization’s website at www.crimestoppersyakco.org.
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