Four shootings in one day in Salinas

Police investigate three incidents as gang-related

Violent weekend in Salinas with four shootings

SALINAS, Calif. - Salinas Police are investigating four separate shootings on Saturday.

The first is an attempted murder near South Sanborn Road and Fairview Avenue at around 9:15a.m.  Officers said one male was shot and was taken to the hospital in stable condition.  Witnesses reported seeing three suspects running from the area.  Those suspects were also spotted by police, who were able to arrest all three.

Officers said all three are suspected gang members.  One suspect is 14 years old and another is 17 years old. 

Salinas Police said they are investigating a second attempted murder around 2:45p.m. on Saturday afternoon.  Officers said it happened in the 1300 block of Cachuma Ct.   The male victim was found inside a garage with two other people.  Officers said two unknown Hispanic males walked into the garage and challenged the victim.  Witnesses said the victim was shot and left the garage before officers arrived.  Both suspects also left the scene.  This incident is being investigated as gang-related. 

Around 3:30p.m., Salinas Police said a victim of a shooting showed up at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital.  Officers said the victim reported being at Paseo Grande and Towt when he heard several gunshots and realized he'd been shot.  Police said the victim went to a friend's house and was later taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.  Officers said the victim denied he'd been involved in any other shooting and claimed to not be involved in a gang.   

Police said the last shooting happened in the 1100 block of Atlantic Street Saturday evening.  Officers said a Hispanic man and woman were shot while watching TV with a third person inside a garage.  That's when two people, unknown to the victims, fired gunshots underneath the garage door that was partially open.  Officers said the victims were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.     

If you have any information, call police.

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