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Monterey County sheriff’s deputies investigating fatal shooting near Salinas on Hartnell Road

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Monterey County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting Saturday afternoon near Salinas that left a man dead. Deputies responded to a report of a shooting at a home in the first block of Hartnell Road, south of Salinas, at about 4:05 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office.

When deputies arrived, they found a 35-year-old male lying in a dirt driveway dead of an apparent gunshot wound, sheriff’s officials said. An investigation revealed that there had been a private birthday party at the home where the man was found, but he was not a member of the party, according to sheriff’s officials. The man’s name has not yet been released. Deputies continue to investigate.

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