WATSONVILLE—A man was killed after he was shot late Sunday night during a struggle with another man on Sunny Hills Drive at Herman Court.
Watsonville Police Sgt. Charles Bailey said police got reports of gunfire following a fight between at least two men in a parking area of a residential neighborhood.
The 39-year-old victim was rushed to Watsonville Community Hospital by family members, said WPD spokeswoman Michelle Pulido. He was then flown by CALSTAR air ambulance to an out-of-county trauma center.
Police masked out a wide swatch of the parking lot with yellow crime scene tape and recovered at least one shell casing.
Pulido said the shooting marked the first homicide of the year for Watsonville.
As of Monday afternoon no suspect had been rounded up, Pulido said.
The incident is still under investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Juan Castillo at 889.8414 or 768.3358.