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Monterey County shooting and murder on U.S. Highway 101 near Teague Avenue

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One person was killed and two more were seriously injured in a shooting in Greenfield this afternoon. Monterey County sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers responded around 12:30 p.m. to reports of a shooting on U.S. Highway 101 near Teague Avenue, sheriff’s officials said. Deputies arriving on the scene found four people inside a GMC suburban SUV parked in a northbound lane of Highway 101 near an emergency call box just north of Teague Avenue, according to the sheriff’s office.

One victim, a male, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released. Two other victims inside the car were suffering from serious wounds to the head, face and body and airlifted to hospitals in Santa Clara County, according to the sheriff’s office. Sheriff’s officials said a fourth person in the SUV, who was uninjured, was removed from the area for questioning.

Investigators learned that the victims were heading north on Highway 101 when a dark-colored vehicle drove up alongside of their car and began shooting at them, according to the sheriff’s office. Sheriff’s officials say a motive for the shooting has not been determined.

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