Coroner's office ID's teen killed in Salinas

August 3, 2010 1:44:23 PM PDT
An 18-year-old man who was shot and killed in Salinas on Friday evening has been identified by the Monterey County coroner's office as 18-year-old Rafael Manzo.

Officers responded to reports of shots fired in the 1000 block of Partridge Way at about 7:40 p.m.

Arriving officers found Manzo suffering from one gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to Natividad Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

A second victim was located later, a 24-year-old man who had been shot in the lower leg. He was taken to Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital and later released.

A preliminary investigation indicated the victims were standing in front of a home when they were approached by a man about 5 feet 8 inches tall wearing black clothing, police said.

The suspect opened fire on the two victims and fled onto Falcon Drive where a dark-colored, four-door car was waiting, possibly a Honda. The car was last seen heading north on Falcon Drive toward Boronda Road.

The homicide is being investigated as gang-related.

Anyone with information regarding the fatal shooting is asked to contact Salinas police at (831) 775-4222.


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