PASO ROBLES, Calif. - Paso Robles Police have confirmed the identity of the man shot and killed on Saturday as Victor Sanchez.
The victim of the February 23rd homicide has been identified as Victor Hugo Sanchez, DOB 05/25/1975, of Paso Robles. Sanchez was pronounced dead at the scene. His death was the likely result of apparent gunshot wounds, however an autopsy is pending.
Paso Robles Police Department dispatch personnel received a 911 call at approximately 9:27pm reporting the shooting. Dispatch personnel immediately dispatched Emergency Services and Police personnel who arrived at 9:33pm. Upon arrival emergency personnel determined the victim had already expired as a result of his injuries.
PRPD investigators are still gathering and following up on leads related to this crime and are requesting anyone with information about this crime contact them immediately. Please refer any information regarding this event to the Paso Robles Police Department Investigations Bureau. Persons wishing to remain anonymous who have valuable information about this crime or other crimes are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers' 24-hour hotline at 549- STOP or be texting "SLOTIPS plus your message" to CRIMES (274637).
Update: Neighbors in Paso Robles have identified the man shot and killed on Saturday as Victor Sanchez of Paso Robles. Police continue to search for a suspect(s)
PASO ROBLES, Calif. - A Paso Robles family is mourning, after a loved one was shot to death Saturday night.
The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. at an apartment complex on Spring Street.
Neighbors, family members and friends are grieving after a senseless shooting right outside their homes.
"You only hear a 'pop, pop'--loud like 'bang, bang'," says neighbor Lisa Fedon.
Fedon heard it all happen.
"I grabbed a towel to wrap around his head to keep the pressure, to keep him from bleeding out," says Fedon. "But it didn't work."
Fedon says she heard two shots and ran outside and saw the body lying just 15 feet away from her apartment. That's when she called police.
"We currently don't have anything that indicates it is gang-related," says Paso Robles Police Lieutenant Ty Lewis. "However, we are looking into that aspect."
Police are interviewing witnesses to determine a motive for the killing.
"I hear, he got into a fight like two months ago," says Fedon. "And got put in a hospital. I guess, they came here and threatened him and he called police on them and police went after them and I think this is retaliation."
And Fedon says she and other neighbors don't feel safe.
"I'm planning to move and I know a couple of other neighbors are planning to move," says Fedon."I prayed last night for the young man's soul and pray they find the person or persons that did this."
Police don't yet have a description of the suspect or suspect vehicle. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Paso Robles Police Department.
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