Release Date/Time: 7/17/2018 1:52 PM
Incident: Homicide/Attempted Homicide
Date: Tuesday, 7/17/2018
Time: 6:15 AM
Location: Dallas Ave. and Cortez St.
On July 17, 2018, at approximately 6:15 am, ShotSpotter detected several gunshots in the area of Dallas Ave. and Cortez St. While officers were in route to the area, we received calls from citizens of a victim of a gunshot. When they arrived, officers found a male lying in the roadway, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Officers provided first aid, to include CPR, until medical personnel arrived and declared the victim deceased. Other responding officers noticed a blood trail leading away from the scene. They followed the blood trail and found a second victim of the shooting at a nearby residence. That victim, a 47-year-old male, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The victims live nearby and were at their car, preparing to go to work. At least one person approached and fired several rounds from a handgun. It doesn't appear any words were exchanged between the deceased victim, Israel Gallegos (age 35), and his assailant prior to the shooting. The second victim, the 47-year-old male, ran from the scene after being shot in the face. Neither victim appear to have any gang ties and the motive for the shooting is unknown, at this time.
The Salinas Police Department Investigations Bureau is asking anyone with any information about this Murder to contact Detective John McNeil at (831) 758-7277 or [email protected] or Detective Gabriela Garibay at (831) 758-7971 or [email protected]. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can 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: Christopher Lane, Investigations Sergeant
Telephone: (831) 758-7496