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2 dead, 5 wounded in Calif. taco shop shooting

August 05, 2013
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2 dead, 5 wounded in Calif. taco shop shooting

Police suspect the shooting was gang-related, no arrests have been made

Associated Press

SALINAS, Calif. — Two people were killed and five others wounded on Monday when a gunman opened fire into a crowd outside a California taco restaurant in a suspected gang-related shooting, police said.

The attack in Salinas occurred around 1:30 a.m. after an altercation inside the restaurant spilled outside, police said. No arrests have been made.

Arriving officers found a 22-year-old man dead from gunshot wounds. A 28-year-old man who also was shot several times was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Another victim, a 25-year-old man, was critically wounded, police said. The other victims, including a 53-year-old woman, were expected to survive.

Police did not identify the victims or the suspected gunman.

Salinas, a farming town in Central California, has struggled with gang violence. Police are also investigating a suspected gang-related shooting on Sunday that left a 25-year-old man critically wounded.

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