This article was modified at 6:36 p.m. to add the victim's name and that the shooting was gang-related.
An 18-year-old man fatally shot outside a high school in Watsonville was identified Saturday evening.
Marco Ortega, of Watsonville, was a known associate of a local, criminal street gang but it was not determined whether he was a member as well.
Police were investigating the shooting as gang-related but no motive has been established and four men were being sought in connection with the attack, police said.
Though the crime occurred in a back parking lot at Watsonville High School, and though there were events occurring at the time of the shooting, the crime itself is not, in any way, related to Watsonville High School or the students who attend classes there, police said in a written news release.
The shooting -- it occurred shortly before 8 p.m. -- was in a remote area of the campus; no one saw anything, police said.
Officers determined that the victim was in a parking lot outside Watsonville High School, 250 E. Beach St., when he was confronted by at least two suspects.
The suspects shot the victim multiple times before running off, according to police.
The victim was taken to a hospital in a private vehicle, police said.
After giving a statement to police, the victim died from his injuries at the hospital, police said.
Anyone with information regarding the homicide is asked to contact police at (831) 768-3352 or call the crime tip line at (831) 768-3544.
The name of the victim has not been released and the homicide remains under investigation, police said.
Bay City News contributed to this report