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A man died after being shot while riding his bike in Salinas on Thursday in what police believe was a gang-related incident. Santiago Ramirez, 26, of Salinas, was riding his bicycle east on Alma Avenue when a car pulled up next to him and someone inside asked him what gang he belonged to, police said. Someone inside the car then shot Ramirez repeatedly in the torso.
The gunfire also hit two cars parked on the street, police said.Officers arrived at the scene around 11:40 p.m. and found Ramirez at the intersection of Alma Avenue and Second Avenue. He was transported to Navidad Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.The car, described as a dark colored, mid-sized SUV, was last reported to be driving away east on Alma Avenue, police said.The killing marks the seventh homicide in Salinas so far this year.
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