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* Two Teens Shot in Alleged Gang Related Shooting on John Street in Salinas

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Two teenage boys were injured in an apparent gang-related shooting this afternoon in Salinas, police said. Officers responded to a report of shots fired at about 2:45 p.m. in the 1200 block of John Street and found two male victims, ages 15 and 16. They had each been shot in the lower torso and were flown to a hospital in San Jose. Police said the injuries are not considered life threatening. The victims had been in the rear of an apartment on John Street when three male suspects, who appeared to be between the ages of 16 and 18, confronted them and started shooting, police said. The suspects then fled on bicycles. Police said the shooting appears to be gang-related.

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