Release Date/Time: 8/5/2013 8:48 AM
Report #: 13-080154
Date: Monday, 8/5/2013
Time: 1:38 AM
Location: 608 Williams Road
Officers responded to a report of multiple shooting victims at the Taco's Choice, 608 Williams Road. Upon arrival they found a 22 year-old male victim deceased from multiple gunshot wounds. The also located a 28 year-old male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. This victim was transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. A 25 year-old male victim had suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition with life threatening injuries. A 53 year-old female victim had suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to a local hospital where she remains, recovering from her injuries. Two 25 year-old male victims and a 24 year-old male victim suffered a signle gunshot would each. They were all transported to the hospital by either ambulance or private vehicle and treated for non-life threatening injuries. In total there were 7 shooting victims.
The investigation revealed that a fight began inside the restraunt and spilled out into the parking lot. During the fight a male suspect produced a handgun and began firing into the crowd. This crime is being investigated as gang motivated. Anybody with information related to this crime is asked to contact the Salinas Police Department at 831-758-7321 or the Tip-Line at 831-775-4222.
Release Authorized by: Cmdr. Dave Shaw
Telephone: (831) 758-7271