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Pittsburg's 1st Homicide of 2014 Was Shot Before, But This Time He Died

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
A 36-year-old man who was shot and killed in Pittsburg on Thursday night was the victim of a past shooting and had gang ties, a police lieutenant said today.

The killing is Pittsburg's first homicide this year.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 2900 block of Stevenson Street around 9:15 p.m. and found the victim, later identified as Seluis Zuniga of Pittsburg, suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest, Pittsburg police Lt. Ron Raman said.

Emergency responders rendered medical aid but the victim succumbed to his injuries.

Zuniga had been walking near his home when a suspect confronted and shot him, Raman said.

Raman said the victim had several drug and weapons-related convictions, is associated with a gang, and survived a 2000 shooting in Antioch.

The lieutenant said investigators believe Zuniga was the intended target of the Thursday night shooting and are looking into whether it was gang-related.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Pittsburg police at (925) 427-7369.

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Carl-hermann Freese April 07, 2014 at 04:53 AM
Ah.. one of the 6%.

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