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Man fatally wounded at the Pismo Beach pier

There's been a fatal shooting at the Pismo Beach pier.
City of Pismo Beach
There's been a fatal shooting at the Pismo Beach pier.

Police say it was the first murder in Pismo Beach since 2006.

A Central Coast community has been rocked by its first murder since 2006.

A Fresno man was fatally wounded in a confrontation near the Pismo Beach Pier.

It happened just before midnight Saturday night. Pismo Beach Police detectives say a group of about a half dozen people confronted the victim, and demanded to know what gang he was in. They say during the argument a man joined the group and fired multiple shots at the victim, who later died at a hospital.

The name of the 40-year-old man hasn’t been released. Detectives think the gunman may be from Fresno, and are working with police there to try to identify the man.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.