A 31-year-old man has been slain by gunfire, but Avenal police said Friday they do not suspect the murder is gang-related.
It’s the first homicide in Avenal in more than two years.
About 7 p.m. Thursday, police went to the area of Fifth Avenue and Stanislaus Street to check a report of gunshots and that a man had been shot.
Police found Santos Cabrera with at least one gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Cabrera was shot by a lone male as he was walking toward his vehicle, police said. The person who opened fire ran south on Fifth Street.
Detectives and Kings County District Attorney’s Office investigators are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call detective Kevin Carr at (559) 386-4444.