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Man, 19, shot in Dos Palos, dies

DOS PALOS -- The 19-year-old Salinas man shot in the head Feb. 10 has died in a Fresno hospital, and Dos Palos police detectives continue to interview people they believe are connected to the shooting.

Detective Donovan Size- more of the Dos Palos Police Department said Jesse Thanoi died Saturday at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno.

He was airlifted to the Fresno trauma center after the Sunday night shooting in the 1100 block of Golden Gate Avenue.

Sizemore said the shooting was gang-related but Thanoi may not have been the intended target.

Thanoi's shooting may have been in retaliation for the early-February stabbing of a Dos Palos teenager about a block away but the detective isn't sure the victim was involved.

No arrests have been made in the homicide but officers are interviewing persons of interest and possible suspects.

Several persons wearing dark clothing are believed responsible and fled on foot to a car parked around the corner.

Associate Editor Doane Yawger can be reached at 209 385-2485 or dyawger@mercedsun-star.com.

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