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Two killed in Hollister gang-related drive-by shooting identified

Hollister, Calif. (KION-TV) UPDATE MARCH 27, 2022 at 3:16 p.m.-- Hollister Police share additional details about a deadly drive-by shooting in Hollister from Saturday night that killed two men and injured three others.

When police arrived at the 300 block of Rustic Avenue at around 8:49 p.m they found two men dead in the driveway of a home.

The two men found dead were identified as Jamie Jesus Gomez, 23, and Daniel Eli Gonzalez, 21, both from Hollister.

An additional gunshot victim was found at the scene, was conscious and taken to the hospital via ambulance.

The two other victims were taken to Hazel Hawkins Hospital before police arrived.

One of those victims had to be flown to a trauma center and the other was taken to a trauma center by ambulance.

Police said all five victims were standing outside a home when a dark-colored compact SUV drove northbound and shot them as it was passing by.

Multiple shots were fired at the victims and the car quickly sped off.

The motive and circumstances for this shooting is currently being investigated.

However, this incident is being investigated as a possibly gang-related shooting, according to police.

As of yet no word on any suspects has been made.



According to law enforcement officers with the San Benito County Sheriff's Office, two people are dead and three people are injured following a shooting in Hollister on Saturday.

The Hollister Police Department said the three victims are in critical condition and were airlifted to the hospital.

This was a drive-by shooting that happened on the 300 block of Rustic Street at around 9 p.m., according to police.

One of the deceased victims was a man in their early 20s according to a neighbor, the other deceased victim was a male of unknown age.

All the victims were at a "gathering" getting ready to go to a party according to neighbors.

There have been no arrests made and police are looking for an unknown number of suspects who drove off in a dark-colored SUV.

Hollister Police also said there were multiple shots fired at an unoccupied vehicle at around 12:30 a.m. in the area of Madrone Drive and Primavera Drive.

They currently do not know if these incidents are related or if either incident was gang-related.

This is a developing story and more details will be shared when they become available.

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