A bicycling 24-year-old was killed Saturday on East Boronda Road, according to the Salinas Police Department which immediately arrested three for their suspected involvement.
Officers were dispatched at 11:56 a.m. to East Boronda Road near McKinnon Street. Upon arrival, they discovered Eduardo Guijosa suffering at least one gunshot wound.
Guijosa, the apparent victim of a drive-by shooting, was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
His death is the 25th homicide of the year for Salinas.
Further investigation revealed Guijosa was reportedly confronted by Antonio Lopez, Alejandro Saldana and Richard Vasquez, all 22. The three allegedly parked their vehicle nearby and waited for Guijosa to pass.
“When Guijosa rode his bicycle close to where the three were waiting, Saldana and Vasquez shot Guijosa while Lopez remained in the nearby waiting vehicle,” police said.
The three then fled the area in Lopez’s vehicle, police said. A description of the vehicle led police to a house on West Curtis Street. All three were taken into custody without incident. They were later booked into the Monterey County Jail on suspicion of murder and participating in a criminal street gang.