Salinas sees 24th homicide after double shooting

SALINAS, Calif - UPDATE 9/11/2017 2:10 a.m.: The victim of Salinas' 24th homicide has been identified as 49-year-old Martin Rocha.

According to Salinas police, the second victim remains in serious condition.

Officials say the shooting happened at around 6:35 p.m.

The incident is being investigated as possibly gang related.


One man was killed and another was seriously injured following a shooting on the 200 block of Bolivar Street in Salinas, according to a press release from the Salinas Police Department.     

According to the release, the shooting happened just before 7 p.m. near Soto Square. When officers arrived they found two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. One man died at the scene. The other victim was taken to the hospital and is in serious conditions, the release said.     

This is the city of Salinas’ 24th homicide. 

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