Officials: Man killed in Coalinga a known gang member

FRESNO, Calif.

A 19-year-old is dead after being beaten and stabbed in Coalinga Friday night.

It happened at Keck Park, at the intersection of Monroe and Coalinga streets.

Investigators say 19-year-old Rafael Contreras was playing basketball when he was approached by a group of suspected gang members.

They started beating the man with a baseball bat and then stabbed him.

Authorities held two people for questioning, but the investigation is still ongoing.

Officials say Contreras was a known gang member.

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