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Ryan Michael Dean shooting victim died after left at Watsonville Community Hospital

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Investigators are seeking information from the public regarding a homicide in Watsonville early this morning that may have been gang-related, police said. At about 3:15 a.m., Watsonville police officers were notified that three males had driven up to the emergency room entrance at Watsonville Community Hospital and dropped off a male victim suffering from a single gunshot wound, police said.

The victim, later identified as Ryan Michael Dean, died of his injuries at the hospital, according to police. Officers said that the three unidentified males dropped Dean at the emergency room entrance and did not provide any information before fleeing in their vehicle. Watsonville police detectives are investigating the homicide as gang-related.

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  • My little brother, I love you so much and miss you more then ever. I think about you every day, even though I wish you were still here. I know your watching over me and hearing my prayers, and how much we all love you. But, I will never be able to hear those words from you. I love you Ryan and know your in a better place. And John is was amazing visiting you and seeing who my brothers best friend was. And thank you or being there for him!

  • RIP the homie Ryan. I used to always skate with him when he did. He’s was always super chill to me and others. Just wish I Could skate with him one last time. You won’t be forgotten.

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