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
The lieutenant said investigators believe Zuniga was the intended
target of the Thursday night shooting and are looking into whether it was
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Pittsburg
police at (925) 427-7369.