Yakima Police say they're investigating a shooting reported Saturday night that they say could have been an accident. Police say they were told the shooting happened in a car possibly when another person was handling the gun. Police met that car on Fair Avenue Saturday night after police received a call about a possible shooting. An ambulance transported the victim to the hospital where he died. The victim has been identified as 29-year-old Omar Sanabria-Rizo. Police continue to investigate. No arrests have been made.


PREVIOUS COVERAGE Yakima Police detectives are searching for a homicide suspect after a man was shot on Saturday night. Just before 9:00 p.m. Saturday, police received a report of a gunshot victim who was being transported to a hospital by a car on Fair Avenue. The car then pulled into a parking lot on the 10th block of North Fair Avenue where officers were able to meet the victim and driver.

Police spoke with a 29-year-old Hispanic male who had been shot once in the lower back. An ambulance took the victim to a local hospital where he later died from his wound.

The Yakima Police Department is currently investigating.

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Yakima Police Department at (509) 575-6200, 9-1-1, or Crimestoppers at (509) 248-9980.

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