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August 17, 2022

Watsonville police investigating two homicides

UPDATE (12:57am, 10/25)

Watsonville police say a third man was shot before midnight Saturday on Blackbird Circle behind Ramsay Park—a short walk from the scene of the night’s second homicide.

The victim was in critical condition, Watsonville Police Department spokeswoman Michelle Pulido said.

It is unclear if the three shootings are related.


WATSONVILLE—Watsonville police are investigating two fatal shootings that occurred just four hours from one another Saturday evening.

The first shooting occurred in the area of Marchant and E. Front streets around 5:30pm, and the second happened near the intersection of Main Street and Pennsylvania Drive around 9:30pm, Watsonville Police Department spokeswoman Michelle Pulido said.

The man shot in the first incident died at the scene. The man shot in the second shooting was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Pulido said the department is trying to determine if the two homicides are related and if they are gang related.

Anyone with information regarding the fatal shooting on E. Front and Marchant streets are asked to call Det. Nelson Hernandez at 768-3358.

Persons with information on the other shooting are asked to call Det. Ruben Zendejas at 706-5321.

This story will be updated as more information is available.

Tony Nuñez
Managing Editor Tony Nuñez is a longtime member of the Watsonville community who served as Sports Editor for five years before entering his current role in 2019. A Watsonville High, Cabrillo College and San Jose State University alumnus, he covers the city, business, housing, entertainment and more.


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