Several candles and flowers lay at the site where Martinez was killed. Investigators say Martinez was shot several times.
People who live nearby say children were playing outside at the time of the shooting.
Neighbor, Amelia Jones said, "I heard like five gunshots like successive. And then I guess because the dogs rushed in then I just closed the door and then I peek out and I see a man lying down on the street."
This is the second 17-year-old killed by gunfire this year in Tulare.