March 31, 2012
On Friday night, Salinas Police responded to reports of shots fired from a caller where officers found Ricardo Rojas, 16, with a gunshot wound to the head on the sidewalk under 100 block of N. Hebbron Avenue.
Rojas died a short time after when he was admitted to Natividad Medical Center.
In a nearby apartment complex, officers found a second victim—a 14-year-old male—who had been shot several times, but his injuries were non-life threatening.
The two victims had been walking together when they were confronted by two suspects; one wearing a black hoodie and black pants and the other wearing a grey hoodie and black pants. They were last seeing fleeing eastbound on Jefferson St.
This is the sixth homicide of the year and is being investigated as gang-related.