FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – An investigation is underway after a man in his 40’s was found dead near downtown Fresno.
It happened around 4:40 this afternoon, police responded to the area of Santa Clara and G streets.
Officials say they’re working on gathering surveillance video in the area so they can piece together what happened and possibly a suspect description.
“This is right now a who done it, were going to be working every angle,” said Lt. Sean Biggs with Fresno police.
Lt. Biggs says they’re looking for the person who called 911 and any other witnesses after a man was found dead in an encampment.
“Obviously the individual is in the area, I’m sure he is known to individuals in the area, it’s gotta be hard for them to see their friend or an acquaintance in the state he’s in,” he added.
Police worked into the night, concentrating their efforts on an encampment on the sidewalk where they say the man was living.
“We just have an individual that lost a large amount of blood with an injury to the right side of his neck that’s the only information they received,” added Lt. Biggs.
Police say this area across from the Poverello house is known for people camping out nearby.
“Fortunately, for this part of town, this is where they go to get the services that they need some of the individual’s camps out in the area for a lack of better words you can see a lot of tents, there’s a lot of movement down here,” he added.
Officials say this is an isolated incident right now, they say surveillance video may get them closer to tracking down a suspect and a motive.
“There is some video cameras in the area so we’re going to be checking those cameras to see if we actually caught this incident on surveillance but that’s going to take some time” said Lt. Biggs.