Man shot to death in Ceres neighborhood

A man was shot to death in a quiet Ceres neighborhood early today, neighbors said.

Residents called Ceres police at 1:22 a.m. after hearing gunshots in the 2000 block of Boothe Road, Sgt. Allen McKay said.

“I heard one shot, then four quick shots. Then I heard sirens,” Boothe Road resident David Signer said.

Signer said he ran to his front door and saw a man collapsed across the road in front of a nearby house.

Police found a man believed to be in his 20s lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso, McKay said. They tried to resuscitate him, but he died at the scene.

Signer said a resident of a nearby duplex-triplex complex heard two men jumping fences behind his complex around the time of the shooting and heard cars leaving. A white Cadillac Escalade that neighbors hadn’t seen before was removed Sunday by police, he added.

“This is crazy,” Signer said. “I didn’t get much sleep that night.”

Police interviewed residents of the street that is east of Mitchell and just north of Fowler roads, but have no suspects, McKay said.

Police initially did not have an identification for the victim, but Sunday afternoon McKay said police learned the man’s name, but not his town of residence or relatives to notify.

Police are asking anyone with information on the homicide to call Detective Keith Greibel at 538-5627.

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