Still no charges filed in double homicide

The second of three shooting victims injured in the June 28 double homicide at Sunnyside Parkland Homes has been released from a Seattle hospital, but according to Sunnyside police, the man is not in custody.

Leo Sanchez, who was one of three men injured in the shootings, was released from Harborview Medical Center Monday, where he was being treated for wounds he received in the incident.

Besides three men being hospitalized as the result of the shootings, Jesus Jaime Torres, 24, of Pasco and Jose Barragon-Guevera, 37, died during the shootout.

Last week, Alvaro Perez, 37, of Sunnyside was released from Sunnyside Community Hospital, where he was being treated for gunshot wounds he received that night.

Perez is now being held at the Sunnyside Law and Justice Center on a variety of violations unrelated to the shooting, said Sunnyside Police Chief Ed Radder. Radder said the shooting is believed to be drug-related and all of the parties knew each other.

"We are awaiting to receive the results from the Washington State Crime Lab before charges will be issued," he said this morning (Tuesday).

He said he expects a second shooting victim, Jesus Villalobos, 34, of Sunnyside, still being treated at Sunnyside Community Hospital, to be released into police custody when he leaves the hospital.

Sanchez, who is believed to be in his mid-20s, has ties to the Lower Valley and may soon be back in the area, Radder said.

"But as yet, we have not sought charges against him," Radder said.


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