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*Richmond Coronor Identifies Teen Shot At Birthday Party

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A teenage boy who was fatally shot Saturday morning while attending a birthday party in Richmond has been identified as 16-year-old Salvador Cortez, according to the Contra Costa County coroner’s office.The shooting was reported at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday at a home in the 3100 block of Ohio Avenue, according to Richmond police. Investigators were told that Cortez, a Richmond resident, had stepped outside a home where a relative’s birthday party was being held and was standing in front of the house when he was shot.Family members took Cortez to a local hospital, where he later died.An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, but police said it appears Cortez was shot once in the upper torso.Richmond police Sgt. Bisa French said this morning police had not made any arrests or identified any suspects in the case.Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Richmond police Detective Eric Haupt at (510) 620-6622 or the detective division at (510) 620-6612.

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