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Man shot in car near Royal City identified; Tips still needed

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GCSO released this photo of the victim's vehicle. GCSO released this photo of the victim's vehicle.
ROYAL CITY, Wash. -

Grant County detectives released further information about a shooting Friday with the hope that the public will step forward with more information.

Tuesday morning, Coroner Craig Morrison confirmed the identity of 28-year-old Arturo Sosa of Othello as the man killed during an early morning shooting on State Route 26 just east of State Route 262. Sosa died from multiple gunshot wounds. The other person in the vehicle was also shot and was flown by LifeFlight helicopter to a regional hospital for treatment.

Detectives think a person or people in another vehicle are responsible for the shooting, but there is currently no description of those involved, or a description of the suspect vehicle. Detectives hope another person on the road may have seen some part of the shooting between 4:10 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Friday. The victim's vehicle, a mid-90s Ford Explorer was westbound on SR26 approaching SR262 when the shooting happened.

The victims’ Ford Explorer is unique as it has Herbalife independent distributor decals printed in Spanish across the rear window.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Grant County Sheriff’s Office at 509-762-1160 or send information to crimetips@grantcountywa.gov. Specify case number 16GS15318. 

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