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Butte Valley homicide victim identified, investigation ongoing

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BUTTE VALLEY, Calif. - The Butte County Sheriff's Office has identified the man killed at the Foothill Mobile Home Park in Butte Valley on Christmas evening as Salvador Fuentes, 26, from Oroville. 

Investigators said they are continuing to investigate his death as a homicide and they have still not identified a suspect. Investigators added the motive for the shooting remains under investigation but they do not believe this incident was a random act of violence and based on the evidence, it appears the victim may have known the suspect. 

Officials said they received reports at approximately 8:00 p.m. of shots fired in the area of the Foothill Mobile Home Park. Deputies said when they responded they found Fuentes lying in the street with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Butte County Sheriff's Office Investigation Unit at 530-538-7671. 

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