13-year-old boy shot in drive by shooting in west Fresno

FRESNO, California - A shooting has been reported at an apartment complex in west Fresno on Wednesday.

The shooting happened around 3:30 this afternoon in the parking lot of the Westwood Village apartment complex on Shields and Valentine avenues.

Police say a 13 year old African American boy was standing outside when the suspects drove by and fired multiple shots, the 13 year old was hit in the leg. He is now in the hospital and is expected to recover from his injures.

Police say there was some type of disturbance at the complex and a vehicle involved in the disturbance left the area. The car soon came back and fired multiple shots. The car is described as a white four door. 

Officers in southwest Fresno made a traffic stop of a vehicle matching that description. The occupants in that car fled from officers causing a brief foot chase. Officers are looking to see if that car was the one involved at the apartment complex shooting. 

Police believe a female and male were in the suspect car and the driver was a female. 

At this point police do not know if the 13 year old was the intended target. 

Police also say a shooting occurred Monday in the neighborhood. Neighbors are upset over the recent violence in the area. Police say they are increasing their presence at that complex, they say a southwest Fresno gang has moved into the complex. 




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