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* Jose Chavez Vasquez Identified as Man Shot and Killed in Salinas

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A wheelchair-bound man who was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting in Salinas on Wednesday night has been identified by the Monterey County coroner’s office as Jose Chavez Vasquez. Police responded shortly before 9:15 p.m. Wednesday to a report of shots fired in the area of Orchard and Del Monte avenues. Officers arrived to find Vasquez, 33, of Salinas, in a wheelchair next to the curb, dead from gunshot wounds to the head and upper torso, according to police. Witnesses said a vehicle drove past Vasquez and at least one person inside the car began shooting. No arrests have been made in the case, and no information was immediately available about the suspect or car, police said. The shooting is being investigated as gang-related. Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you have any information that can help solve this crime.

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