Police stated That The Shooting Was Not Gang Related
The Salinas Police are still looking for a suspect described as being a light-skinned male in his late 20’s. He was reported to wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and riding a bicycle, when he was seen firing multiple rounds into occupied vehicle, killing one individual.
On Tuesday Night, Salinas Police responded to the 1500 block of Duran Street on a report of a shooting. When they arrived they found a male juvenile, 16-year-old Carlos Robles, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
Salinas Police Officers attempted CPR at the scene, but Robles became the city’s 22nd homicide victim of this year. A 17-year-old juvenile, who was riding in the car with Robles, was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening gunshot wounds. He is currently listed in stable condition.
Salinas Police believe that the shooting is not gang related. Robles was a sophomore at North Salinas High School and was currently involved in after-school sports as a member of the North Salinas High School Vikings football team.
His family stated that he was never involved in gangs. Police stated that the suspect, who was riding a black bike and was seen firing multiple rounds into Robles’ vehicle, was last seen fleeing northbound on the bicycle.
Salinas Police, along with the family, are looking for the public’s help in this incident. If anyone has information regarding the shooting or potential suspect they are encouraged to call the Salinas Police Department and speak with investigating Detective Ken Schwener at 831-758-7276.
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