Not much violent crime in that part of the city?
Monterey Police Department officers found Raul Melendez shot multiple times at the entrance of the Cannery Row garage when they responded to a call for help at 1:41 a.m. Wednesday. Melendez, a Monterey resident, was transported to Natividad Medical Trauma Center in Salinas, where he died of his injuries.
“There has not been a homicide in that area since 1991,” Lt. Mike Bruno said. “That particular area of the city … is pretty rare where we have such a violent crime like that.”
Murder On Cannery Row
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Officers found Raul Melendez, 28, of Monterey, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds inside the garage on Wave Street, across the street from the Monterey IMAX Theater.
Melendez was transported to Natividad Medical Center, where he died.
An employee at a Cannery Row restaurant said he heard the slaying while he was getting in his car to go home. The man who wishes not to be identified said he was terrified when he heard six shots.
Shooting Murder At Cannery Row Parking Garage
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