Shots fired during vigil for teens in Caruthers

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Shots were fired as dozens gathered for a vigil in Caruthers for two teens killed in a car crash. 

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office says the drive-by shooting happened around 9:20 p.m. Monday near Elkhorn and Walnut street. 

40 to 50 people were at the vigil when shots were fired; luckily no one was hit. 

The sheriff’s office says it is unclear if the shots were fired at the group or in the air. A motive for the shooting is not known, but it appears to be gang related. 

Two teens died Sunday morning after their car crashed into a tree near Walnut and Elkhorn. They have been identified as Augustin Sanzon Flores, 19, and Marcos Gonzalez Silvestre, 19; both were from Riverdale.

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