Atwater police is investigating its third homicide of the year, this is what happened early Sunday morning

Atwater police is investigating the third homicide of the year.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting Sunday morning at around 1:20 in the 1900 block of Mitchell Ln.

When officers arrived, they located a Hispanic Male Adult lying in the street at the corner of Mitchell Ln. and Willow St. suffering from gunshot wounds.

Lifesaving efforts were attempted but the subject was declared dead at the scene, authorities say.

Officers are trying to determine why the victim was at the location at the time of the shooting. Officers are canvassing the area for evidence and possible video surveillance showing the area at the time of the incident.

Officers are looking for an unknown red sedan reported to be leaving the area at the time of the shooting.

The investigation is ongoing, and the Atwater Police Department needs the public’s help in gathering information related to this case.

If a member of the public has information or observed anything related to this case, please contact the Atwater Police Department at 209-357-6384 and ask for Detective Sgt Brum or Detective Vargas.

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