The body of 33-year-old Hugo Gonzalez Vargas was discovered with gunshot wounds near Russell Avenue and Main Street overnight when Cal Fire personnel responded to a medical call. The Sheriff's office says a closer examination revealed the man had been shot and later died at the scene shortly after 2 a.m. on Thursday.
Investigators say they are searching the area with a helicopter and a K-9 unit. They are also interviewing neighbors and family members, but so far, they are not saying if they have a suspect, or what led to the shooting. They say the property where the shooting occurred is a large ranch and will take an extensive amount of time to investigate.
No arrests have been made in the case.
Deadly shooting update: just learned a helicopter and canine unit will be sent to the West side to help in the investigation. @ABC30— Amanda Venegas (@Amanda_Venegas) May 7, 2015