FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — Detectives are investigating a double homicide in southeast Fresno on Thursday morning, according to Fresno County Sheriff’s Department officials.
Around 10:30 a.m., deputies responded to the 5100 block of Tulare Avenue regarding reports of an injured person.
Upon arrival, deputies say they found a man dead in the front yard of a residence.
According to detectives, deputies cleared the residence where the man was found and located another victim dead inside the home.
Authorities say evidence shows both victims’ deaths are not of natural causes. Lt. Brandon Pursell with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said officials will not be disclosing the injuries of the victims, but there is “trauma consistent with homicide.”
Deputies say they are expecting to be at the scene all day and that Tulare Avenue will be closed off as they continue to investigate.
According to investigators, this will be the county’s first and second homicide of the year.