FRESNO, California (KGPE) – Police were still searching for the suspects after a triple shooting in Downtown Fresno. The three victims were taken to CRMC where they’re expected to recover.
Shots rang out shortly after 7 p.m. Monday, close to a homeless encampment in the area of Santa Clara and G Streets. Police officers were already in the area.
“They saw a vehicle fleeing the area and as soon as the suspects saw the officers they threw what appeared to be a handgun outside the vehicle,” said Lt. Anthony Dewall.
Police were able to recover the weapon but could not catch the suspects.
Dewall said the victims are area transients. A man was shot in the shin, a woman was struck in the hip, and another woman was grazed by a bullet.
“This looks like the victims were an unintended target. We’re getting reports now that perhaps there was a disturbance earlier the suspects may have been involved in and that was the result of the gunfire,” Dewall said.
Police interviewed others living in the area but said they were having a tough time getting information and are hoping the recovered gun can help the investigation.
“We’ll be able to match ballistics on the handgun with the shell casings and hopefully with some of the slugs,” Dewall said.
Police did not have any suspect descriptions and were looking for a dark vehicle, possibly a Honda.