Release Date/Time: 7/30/2015 1:47 AM

Incident: Homicide

Report #: 15-071641

Date: Wednesday, 7/29/2015

Time: 9:47 PM

Location: 1100 block of Pacific Ave

On Wednesday, July 29th at approximately 9:45 pm officers from the Salinas Police Department responded to the 1100 block of Pacific Ave on a report of two victims of a shooting. When they arrived they found two adult males suffering from gunshot wounds. Both of the victims were transported a local hospital. One of the victims, age 26 died as a result of his injuries. His identity is being withheld at this time pending notification of the next of kin. The second victim is currently listed in stable condition. It is unknown at this time if this incident is gang related.

Salinas Police Detectives are looking for additional witnesses or anyone who may have information regarding this incident. Witnesses are encouraged to contact Detective Jared Sivertson at 831-758-7132 or Detective David Poulin at 831-758-7270.  If you would like to remain anonymous, you can also call the Salinas Police Department Anonymous Tip Line at 831-775-4222 or the We-Tip-Line at 1-800-78-CRIME.

Release Authorized by: Jim Arensdorf

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

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