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BRAWLEY  Brawley Police Department received a report of multiple gunshots in the area of 1100 Leonard Street at about 1 a.m. Sunday, September 20, according to a press release.

Pioneers Memorial Hospital alerted Brawley Police on-scene of the two gunshot victims being treated at their PMH. The first victim, a 26-year-old male resident of Brawley, was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The second victim, another 26-year-old male Brawley resident, was stabilized and later transported by Reach Air Ambulance Service to a regional trauma center.

The shooting is believed to have been related to criminal gang activity and Brawley Police Department Investigation Division is investigating the incident as a murder and attempted murder, per the press release.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact Brawley Police Detective Sergeant Jesse Rotner at (760) 351-7777.

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