General Crime

* Jose Ventura gunned down on Rodriguez Street, Watsonville

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Watsonville police have identified a man who was gunned down on his walk home after a party on Saturday night as 22-year-old Pajaro resident Jose Ventura. Ventura was walking in the 600 block of Rodriguez Street when around 11:40 p.m., a Volkswagen Jetta pulled up next to him, according to police.

Ventura briefly exchanged words with the car’s four occupants and then one of the suspects got out and shot Ventura once in the arm and once in the upper torso. The suspect got back into the car and fled, according to police. Ventura was taken to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, where he later died.All four suspects remain at-large and have not yet been identified. Police are investigating the case as gang-related.

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