Tulare detectives investigate homicide after victim found shot in vehicle

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TULARE, California (KSEE/KGPE) – The Tulare Police Department is currently investigating a homicide that occurred early Saturday morning.

The Tulare Police Department Communications Unit received a call just after 2 a.m. on Saturday regarding a suspicious vehicle located near the North West Street and West Prosperity Avenue intersection.

The victim was found inside the vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds when officers arrived on scene.

Officers and emergency personnel attempted to perform live saving measures, but pronounced the victim deceased on scene due to the severity of their injuries.

The following day, police released a photo of a car that they believed was involved in the murder.

The Tulare Police Department believes this black Jeep Wrangler was involved in Saturday’s homicide.

Detectives are looking for a black 4-door Jeep Wrangler that should have damage on the driver’s side.

Police say the Jeep should also have paint transfer marks from its Collison with the victim’s vehicle.

The identity of the victim has yet to be released until the next of kin has been notified.

There is currently no known motive for the homicide, and detectives are actively investigating the situation.

This marks the city’s fourth homicide of this year.

The Tulare Police Department has asked anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective Art Cabello at (559) 685-2300 ext. 2149.

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July 23 2021 05:30 pm

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