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Salinas man found guilty of first-degree murder and attempted murder.

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UPDATE 8/8/2022, 9:42 AM, SALINAS, Calif. (KION): Monterey County District Attorney Jeannine M. Pacioni announced on Monday that a man was found guilty of first degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.

30-year-old Manuel Michael Sanchez was found guilty by a jury that included two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Sanchez will be sentenced on Thursday Sept. 1. He will face a maximum sentence of 93 years to life.

Manuel Michael Sanchez, Photo Courtesy of Monterey County Sheriff's Office

UPDATE 4/15/2021 2:40 p.m. A 17-year-old male injured in a shooting near Industrial Place and Sanborn has died of his injuries, according to police.

The victim is identified as Adam Diaz Gallegos of Salinas.

He was one of two people shot in an incident on April 7. The other person, a 22-year-old Salinas resident, was treated and released.

The suspect is identified as 29-year-old Manuel Michael Sanchez, and one of the attempted murder charges against him has been upgraded to murder.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Scott Sutton at 831-758-7143 or Those who would like to remain anonymous can call the tip line at 831-758-4222.

UPDATE 4/12/2021 1 p.m. Salinas police say a suspect has been arrested in connection to a shooting near Industrial Place and Sanborn Wednesday night.

Police said they responded to the area at about 10:15 p.m. and found two males, a 17-year-old and a 22-year-old, with gunshot wounds.

The 17-year-old was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, and he is still in critical condition. The 22-year-old was taken to a hospital in stable condition and has been released.

Police identified a 29-year-old suspect, who was arrested and booked into the Monterey County Jail on attempted murder and felon in possession of a gun charges.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Scott Sutton at 831-758-7143 or To remain anonymous, call 831-758-4222.

PREVIOUS STORY: Salinas Police are investigating a shooting off Sanborn and Industrial where they say at least two people were shot.

Police on scene say the incident happened Wednesday night and they've continued their investigation into this morning.

When our cameras arrived at the scene Thursday morning police officers had multiple areas off Sanborn and Industrial closed off.

They were also seen towing a car away that Police said was the potential suspects vehicle.

Police have not provided an update on the victim's conditions at this time.

This is a developing story.

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