Autopsy: Seasons shooting victim shot 3 times

Autopsy: Seasons shooting victim shot 3 times »Play Video
YAKIMA, Wash.-- Police say there's a lot more work to be done after this weekend's shooting near The Seasons Performance Hall. More people could be involved. Today, the only suspect in the killing so far made his first court appearance.

At least four bullets hit their mark on Saturday. Three of those hit a single victim, which included a shot to his heart. A second man was hit in the leg. The bullets were all the same caliber - but may not have been from the same gun.

It was a release party for "509 Made Magazine". Local artists performed a variety of music at The Seasons Performance Hall Saturday night. The facility didn't expect violence.

"It was about promoting local artists in the community and giving them a forum to promote their own music," Ellie Strosahl, executive director for The Seasons, said.

Seasons had hired its own security for the night. And, outside the concert, there was a fight. Court documents say a witness saw Damarius Morgan punching someone. Then someone pulled a gun and fired shots into the crowd. Morgan was shot three times.

A 19-year-old was also shot in the leg. The cases can be tough to solve when gang members are part of the crowd.

"Unfortunately, it's the same scenario we see oftentimes is they don't want to be seen talking to the police," YPD Capt. Rod Light said.

William Martinez is the suspected killer. Police say the 18-year-old ran off after the shooting, but was later found. A rep for Seasons Performance Hall says its guards had done a weapons search on every person going into the building.

"We've been here for seven years, doing live music for seven years, and this is the first event that we've ever had where someone was injured," Strosahl said. "In this case, it was tragic that we lost a young life."

Police say there's no indication the victim had any gang affiliation. But, it looks like his suspected killer did. Officers haven't ruled out the possibility of more arrests connected to the Saturday night shooting.

The 19-year-old who was shot in the leg is expected to be okay. It hasn't been announced if he has a gang affiliation.

The Seasons tells KIMA they will continue to encourage young artists. All events will go on as scheduled.