Crime

Man killed in fatal shooting at Santa Maria taco restaurant identified

A man was killed in a shooting at a Santa Maria restaurant on Sunday afternoon, Santa Maria Police Sgt. Philip Dix said.

Just before 3:30 p.m., personnel from the Santa Maria Police and Fire departments, along with an AMR ambulance, were dispatched to 805 Tacos at 1018 W. Main St. for a report of a shooting.

When police arrived, they found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to a news release. The man was taken to Marian Regional Medical Center, where he died of his injuries.

No arrests had been made and the investigation is ongoing, Dix added.

On Monday, police identified the victim as 33-year-old Jose Gonzalez Medina of Santa Maria, according to a news release.

Police ask anyone with information to call 805-928-3781 extension 2278 and ask to speak with a detective. People who wish to remain anonymous can also call 805-928-3781 extension 2677.

Additional information was not immediately available.

Noozhawk North County editor Janene Scully can be reached at jscully@noozhawk.com. Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.

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