Release Date/Time: 9/7/2015 8:55 PM

Incident: Homicide

Report #: 15-090377

Date: Monday, 9/7/2015

Time: 4:32 PM

Location: Pacific Ave and Garner Ave

On Monday, 9/7/15 at approximately 4:30 PM officers were dispatched to a report of a victim of a shooting at the intersection of Pacific Ave and Garner Ave. On arrival they a Hispanic male adult (26) suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim died as a reult of his injuries, and his identity is being withheld at this time pending notification of the next of kin.

Witnesses described a hispanic male in his mid 20's, wearing a baggy white shirt and blue jeans running  from the scene. This is the 21st Homicide of the year in Salinas and at this time it is unknown if it is gang related. 

Salinas Police Detectives are still looking for additional witnesses to this incident. Witnesses are encouraged to contact Detective Bryan McKinley at 831-758-7145 or Detective Gabe Gonzalez at 831-758-7127.  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.

9/8/15---3:20 PM--UPDATE:   Shooting victim name released:  Emmanual Serrano (26)--Salinas resident.

Release Authorized by: Jim Arensdorf

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

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