20-year-old shot, killed at Visalia party, police say


Visalia police have released the name of the victim they say, was shot and killed at a large party early Sunday morning. 

Officials have identified the man as 20-year-old Hector Xavier Chavez Jr. of Visalia. 

According to a release sent out by the department, officers responded to a report of shots fired around 4:00 a.m., in the 2000 block of east Roosevelt. 

When they arrived, officials say, officers found Chavez Jr. suffering from a gunshot wound. 

Police say Chavez Jr. was taken to the hospital and later died. 

The department is asking anyone with information to call either the Visalia Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 498-STOP. 

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