SALINAS (CBS SF) — Police have identified a man shot and killed Saturday in Salinas as Heron Moran, 34.
Officers responded at 6:53 p.m. to 1036 N. Sanborn Road on a call of shots fired and a man down, police said.
Police said they saw several people trying to drag Moran’s body into his apartment, but the people ran away when they saw officers arriving.
Moran was transported to an area hospital, where he died.
Police said the people trying to remove Moran’s body were known gang members.
Police said more than 40 people converged on the scene after officers arrived and had to be forced back before officers could attempt to medically assist a gravely injured Moran.
Several people at the scene gave varying accounts of the suspects and what led to the shooting, according to police.
Investigators said there may have been an argument between several people before shots were fired and Moran was killed.
Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call the Salinas Police Department tip lines at (831) 758-7133 or (831) 775-4222.