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Monterey County mass shooting: Suspects still at large after 4 killed in California party

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Three suspects are still at large after opening fire and killing multiple people at a party in Monterey County, police said.

King City police responded to a residence in the 200 block of North 2nd Street after a report of shots fired, according to a department press release. When they arrived, they found three men dead from gunshot wounds in the front yard.

Four others were also shot and transported to local hospitals, police said. One woman was later pronounced dead at Mee Memorial Hospital, while three other men were taken to Natividad Hospital in Salinas for medical treatment.

Police said there had been a party at the residence and several people were in the front yard when a silver Kia pulled up. Three men, wearing dark-colored clothing and dark-colored masks over their heads, got out of the car "and shot multiple rounds at the partygoers in the front yard." The men then fled the scene and are still at large.

KSBW Action News 8 reported that it was a suspected gang shooting.

Monterey County Supervisor Chris Lopez, who represents King City, posted on Facebook about awaiting details.


"May the victims find strength and healing, may our first responders remain safe, and may we all help restore peace to our neighborhoods and communities," Lopez wrote.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

"The suspects are considered armed and dangerous," police said. "Should you see them or the vehicle, please call 911. Do not attempt to contact them yourselves."

Anyone with additional information on the case is asked to contact King City Police Department Sgt. Josh Partida at (831) 386-5988 or at, or call the WeTip line at (800) 78-CRIME or (800) 782-7463.

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