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* Ivan Lopez Zepeda fatally shot in the parking lot of 1568 Falcon Drive in Salinas is possible gang related

An 18-year-old man was killed in a shooting in Salinas on Sunday night that investigators believe was gang-related. Police responding to a report of shots fired found the victim, Ivan Lopez Zepeda, in the parking lot of 1568 Falcon Drive at about 8 p.m. He had been shot multiple times in the torso.Officers performed CPR on Zepeda at the scene until paramedics arrived. Zepeda was then transported to Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, where he died.Police said the suspect, a Hispanic man in his early 20s, approached Zepeda while he was getting something from his vehicle.Investigators don’t know if the two exchanged words before the man took out a handgun and shot Zepeda.The suspect was seen entering the passenger side of a white, four-door sedan, possibly a Lincoln, police said.The vehicle was last seen heading north onto Falcon Drive toward Boronda Road.Anyone with more information on the shooting is encouraged to contact the Salinas Police Department Investigations Division at (831) 758-7226 or (831) 758-7145.

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