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18-year-old man was fatally shot outside Watsonville High School

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An 18-year-old man was fatally shot outside a high school in Watsonville Friday evening, police said. At 7:54 p.m., officers received a report that the victim of a shooting had arrived in the emergency room at Watsonville Community Hospital. The victim had been shot multiple times in his upper body. Police arrived at the hospital and spoke with the victim and witnesses.

Officers were able to determine that the victim had been in a parking lot outside Watsonville High School, located at 250 E. Beach St., when he was confronted by at least two male suspects. The suspects shot the victim multiple times before fleeing the scene, according to police. The victim was then transported to the hospital in a private vehicle, police said. After giving a statement to police, the victim died from his injuries at the hospital, police said.

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