Beloved California community members killed execution-style in mistaken identity case: ‘Very, very tragic’

3 month ago

Soledad news, California news.

Two beloved community members were shot execution-style and killed earlier this month in Soledad, California.

Investigators believe Jack Canchola, 20; and Andres “Chavita” Garcia, 26, were mistakenly targeted by a group of armed men on February 4.

The cousins called 911 at around 6:45 p.m. to report that “guys with guns” were following them in a light-colored four-door sedan.

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  • Soon later, their bodies were discovered near their pickup truck and the suspects’ stolen Kia Optima in vineyards, roughly 50 yards off the road.

    “Nothing in their background or history indicates that they had a criminal background or any kind of gang relation,” Monterey County Sheriff’s Office Cmdr. Michael Darlington said.

    “We think it was just a mistaken identity. And it’s a very, very tragic event that, you know, two citizens of the county now, you know, driving around, were hunted down and shot and killed.”

    A reward of $10,000 is offered to anyone with information about the suspects.