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* Victor Martinez Jr. identified as man fatally shot in Soledad while sitting in a car

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A man who was fatally shot in Soledad on Wednesday evening has been identified by the Monterey County coroner’s office as 25-year-old Victor Martinez, Jr.Martinez, a resident of Soledad, was sitting in a car parked on Palm Avenue near Fourth Street at about 5:05 p.m. when a suspect approached his car and fired a handgun at him, according to the sheriff’s office. Martinez was hit several times and pronounced dead at the scene, sheriff’s officials said.An autopsy will be conducted on Friday. Soledad police are investigating the murder.

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