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November 5, 2008

Emanuel Zuniga Moreno, 8/11/2007

Moreno, 18, of Patterson was shot and killed outside a quinceañera celebration on Aug. 11. He was taken to Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock and was pronounced dead shortly after he arrived. Deputies responded about 9:30 p.m. to several 911 reports of gunshots and fighting outside Crows Landing Pentecost Hall, at 4th and G streets. Several people, one with gunshot wounds to his torso, flagged down a deputy who was headed to the hall. Deputies found blood and shell casings outside the building. They interviewed more than 200 witnesses but have no suspect information.

Name: Emanuel Zuniga Moreno

Synopsis: Moreno, 18, of Patterson was shot and killed outside a quinceañera celebration on Aug. 11. He was taken to Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock and was pronounced dead shortly after he arrived. Deputies responded about 9:30 p.m. to several 911 reports of gunshots and fighting outside Crows Landing Pentecost Hall, at 4th and G streets. Several people, one with gunshot wounds to his torso, flagged down a deputy who was headed to the hall. Deputies found blood and shell casings outside the building. They interviewed more than 200 witnesses but have no suspect information.

Motivation: Possibly gang-related

Suspect: Unknown

Authorities ask anyone with information about this homicide to call Detective Marc Nuno at 525-7081 or Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Tipsters can e-mail tips on the Crime Stoppers Web site, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus the message. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

If you would like to submit photos of this victim or have other information to share, please email homicides@modbee.com.

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