Patterson (CBS13) – Police are investigating the death of a man found seated in a car with a gunshot wound to the head.

Stanislaus County sheriff’s deputies and Patterson police officers responded to reports of gunfire in the 100 block of Washburn Street near Garza Park at around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

A 25-year-old Hispanic man was found seated in a car with a fatal gunshot wound to the head.

No suspects have been identified in what investigators believe is a gang-related crime. Investigators also say there were no witnesses; and the victim’s family members, along with others at the scene, were uncooperative.

The victim’s name is being withheld at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to call Det. David Hickman with the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department at (209) 525-7042. You can also leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Tipsters can also e-mail tips at the Crime Stoppers website, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing “Tip704” plus the message and be eligible for a cash reward.


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