Fourth of July is a day of celebration, but for one Salinas family, it's a day of mourning. 22-year-old Chris Lopez was shot and killed over the weekend. Lopez's mother is now questioning police.
"I received a call from him," says Judith Lopez, victim's mother. "He said mom I've been shot."
Those were the last words Judith Lopez heard from her son Chris. The 2007 Everett Alvarez High School graduate was walking two blocks to start his shift at FoodMaxx, around one o'clock Saturday morning. He never made it.
"If it can happen to me," says Lopez. "It can happen to anybody."
The sad part is she heard the gun shots but thought it was fireworks. Salinas Police found Chris on Jackson Street, after someone shot him. He died at the scene.