22-year-old shot, killed Thursday in southwest Fresno identified


The man killed Thursday in southwest Fresno has been identified, the Fresno Police Department said Friday.

Officers were dispatched to the area of Atchison and Plumas streets regarding a shooting victim.

When officers arrived at the location, they found Levi Magana, 22, of Fresno, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Magana was found on the sidewalk, and his vehicle was parked in the middle of the street. It is believed that Magana was shot while still seated inside his vehicle.

Police said Magana had just celebrated his 22nd birthday with his family a day before the shooting. 

‘We belive that he was shot inside the vehicle and some how managed to get out of the vehicle where he was discovered later by officers, Fresno Police Sergeant Andre Benson said. 

Benson said investigators learned there were multiple people outside during the shooting and could be connected to the shooting. 

Police said Magana wasn’t a known gang member or involved in any criminal activity. 

Albert Martin lives in the neighborhood and woke up to his dogs barking and quickly went outside. 

“Nothing like that has happned on this street and I have lived here all my life,” Martin said. 

Officers, EMS, and fire personnel provided first aid as Magana was transported to Community Regional Medical Center.

He was pronounced deceased at 9:31 p.m.

The Homicide Unit is working this investigation and asking for anyone with information to please call Detectives Victor Miranda at 559-621-2452 or Miguel Alvarez at 559-621-2445.

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