Release Date/Time: 10/5/2013 2:27 AM

Incident: Homicide

Report #: 13-100196

Date: Friday, 10/4/2013

Time: 10:07 PM

Location: Cortez St / Mae Ave

On Friday evening at approximately 10:05 pm Officers responded to a report of a victim of a shooting near the intersection of Cortez St. and Mae Ave. On arrival they found Alex Hernandez (27) suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Hernandez was transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. Two suspects were seen running from the area after the shots were fired. This incident is being investigated as gang related.

Salinas Police Detectives are still looking for additional witnesses or anyone who may information regarding this incident. Witnesses are encouraged to contact Detective Kenneth Schwener at 831-758-7276 or Detective Arlene Currier at 831-758-7442.  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: James Arensdorf

Telephone: (831) 758-7250