Yakima Police are investigating a homicide reported late Tuesday. Capt. Jay Seely says officers were called to the Yakima Inn at 1022 North 1st Street at 10:38 pm Tuesday for a shooting.

Officers found a man dead in a room at the hotel

When officers arrived they found a 38-year-old man dead in one of the rooms of the hotel. The man, who hasn't been identified died from a gunshot wound to the head. Officers on the scene alerted Detectives from the Yakima Police Department’s Major Crimes who are now investigating the murder. A press release says detectives collected evidence, interviewed witnesses and located video security footage from the Yakima Inn. Seely says “at this point, based on video security footage, several people may have witnessed the shooter leaving the hotel room. Our hope is these witnesses come forward and help us arrest the person responsible for this homicide,”

Capt. Jay Seely says they're hoping to identify and arrest a suspect asap

Seely says he's confident authorities will be able to identify the shooter with the help of witnesses and security footage.
If anyone has information about this incident, please call the Yakima Police Department at (509) 575-6200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

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