WATSONVILLE -- An 18-year-old man was shot and killed Friday night on the 200 block of Second Street, police reported.

The vicim was identied only has a Latino man. It is the first homicde of the year in Santa Cruz County.

Watsonville police responded to a shooting call about 9 p.m. The victim was found lying in the street when officers responded at 8:54 p.m., according to Sgt. Morgan Chappell.

A car was seen in the area around the time of the shooting, Chappell said, adding investigators hoped to talk to its occupants.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Watsonville police Investigations Unit at 831-768-3352 or the Crime Tip Line at 831-768-3544.


 



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