The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the homicide of a man who was found with a gunshot wound along Santa Fe Avenue near Turlock.
New details released by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department say there may be a second victim involved in the incident.
The incident was reported to the Sheriff’s Department after 8 p.m. on Tuesday along Santa Fe, south of Berkeley Avenue.
Law enforcement was originally dispatched to the area of Santa Fe Avenue and Geer Road, however the victim, identified as Steven Elliot Losey, 25, of Riverbank, was found in a vehicle south of the area by sheriff’s deputies, according to Central Valley TV.
Preliminary investigation suggest a group of witnesses called 911 after discovering the victim driving erratically and crashed on the shoulder of the road. Witnesses found that Losey had been shot and called authorities.
Losey was transported to an area hospital, but was eventually declared deceased.
Around 9 p.m., authorities learned that a second victim had arrived at a hospital in Merced County with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. According to the Sheriff’s Department, it appeared to be related to the homicide under investigation.
At this time it is unknown what relationship there is between Losey and the second victim, a male adult whose identity has not been released.
Early Wednesday morning, detectives located what they believe to be the crime scene a short distance from where Losey crashed. Detective have been processing the scene and interviewing witnesses Wednesday afternoon.
Santa Fe Avenue was closed to traffic on Tuesday night while detectives were on scene investigating.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department at 209-552-2468 or Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636 where you can remain anonymous.
Video from the scene can be found below, courtesy of Central Valley TV.