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Man found shot to death in Turlock neighborhood

POSTED October 30, 2017 12:54 p.m.

A call late Sunday night for a report of shots fired turned into the eighth confirmed homicide to happen in Turlock this year.

The name of the deceased has not been released as of this time.

The Turlock Police Department was dispatched to the 300 block of Angelus Street around 11:50 p.m. Sunday for calls reporting shots had been fired in the area.

Multiple officers arrived at the location and yet after searching the immediate area could find no evidence that a shooting had just occurred, according to the police department. The officers began checking further down the street and in the 100 block of Angelus Street they were contacted by a couple who stated there was an unconscious man in the alley.

Officers found the middle-aged man with a gunshot wound to his upper body. CPR was performed on the man and he was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he died a short time later from his injuries.

Evidence from the shooting was recovered in the alley, around the 300 block, the police department reported.

Investigators were working to verify the identity of the victim and notify next of kin.

The fatal shooting marked the eighth homicide to occur this year in Turlock. Five of the cases occurred in the jurisdiction of the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department and three, including the one from Sunday night, are being investigated by the Turlock Police Department.

The two other cases that are being handled by the Turlock Police Department are the deaths of Javier Manuel Zuniga and Joga Shergill.

Zuniga, 46, of Turlock, was shot to death at the Venice Motel at 1114 N. Golden State Boulevard on Feb. 9.

Shergill, 54, of Turlock was shot to death and found in a dirt lot in the area of W. Glenwood and Lander avenues.

The Turlock Police Department said the two cases are not linked and have no apparent connections to the other homicides being investigated by the sheriff’s department.

“In both cases we have continued to receive tips and anticipate bringing them both to a conclusion in the next few months,” said Turlock Police spokesman Sgt. Russ Holeman.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Detective Frank Navarro at (209) 664-7319. You can also contact the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 extension 6780 or email tpdtipline@turlock.ca.us.

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