Homicide

Release Date/Time: 5/1/2020 10:12 PM
Incident: Homicide
Date: Friday, 5/1/2020
Time: 5:28 PM
Location: 800 Block of East Laurel Drive

On 05/01/20, at approximately 5:28 PM, officers responded to a call of a shooting. The caller told dispatch there were two people shot. Officers arrived on scene and located a homeless camp in the wooded area near the bicycle path located east of the County Yard facility on the 800 block of East Laurel Drive. The officers located two shooting victims, one victim, a 28-year-old man, was deceased at the scene. The second victim, a 53-year-old man was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive.

There may have been several others at the scene of the shooting who fled from the area. The suspect was described only as a Hispanic male who was last seen running eastbound.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Byron Gansen at (831) 758-7137, or email at : [email protected] or call the Salinas Police Department at (831) 758-7321. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the Salinas Police Department Tip Line at (831) 775-4222.

Release Authorized by: Cmdr. John C. Murray
Telephone:(831)758-7350

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