One dead in Fresno County homicide, deputies find burned suspect vehicle

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FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Sheriff’s deputies responded Friday to the scene of a shooting in Fresno County.

Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a shooting near Olney and Ward avenues in Malaga.

Deputies say they believe the victim, a male in his mid-to-late 40s was shot inside his vehicle. Investigators believe he then exited his vehicle before collapsing. The victim was taken to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

It is believed that the man is the lone victim of the shooting, deputies say.

Shortly before 1:00 p.m., detectives located a silver 1990s Honda CRV matching the suspect vehicle description. Deputies say it was found burned near Jensen and Cedar avenues. They believe that vehicle had been stolen.

Photo provided by the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department

Investigators are treating the shooting as a homicide and ask anyone with information on the shooting to contact 559-498-7867.

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