Man killed at Fresno wedding reception identified


The man shot and killed at a wedding reception on Saturday has been identified.

He is Reynaldo Alonso Franco, 36, of Madera.

Around 10 p.m., dispatchers at the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office received a report that gunshots had been fired, and a person was hit at a home on the 2600 block of south Marks Avenue in Fresno.

Deputies found an outdoor wedding reception taking place, and as they pulled up, guests made up of both adults and children began leaving in vehicles.

A small number of guests stayed at the scene, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies were directed to the gunshot victim, later identified as Franco. Deputies and EMS personnel provided medical treatment to Franco, but he died at the scene.

Homicide detectives and members of the Crime Scene Unit responded to the house to begin an investigation. Detectives interviewed those who remained at the scene.

Crime scene technicians collected evidence. Detectives learned there were as many as 250 to 300 people at the reception.

The Sheriff’s Office wants to speak to anyone who left the home following the shooting. Details that guests saw, heard or captured in pictures and video can prove to be valuable in helping to solve this case, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Detectives are still trying to determine a motive behind the shooting, but they have discovered that the victim was not targeted at random.

Anyone with additional information should contact Sheriff’s Detective Adam Maldonado at 559-600-8208.

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