A 14-year-old boy shot two men on their front porch Wednesday morning near downtown Fresno, police said.
The men, who are 21- and 24-year-old brothers, were rushed to Community Regional Medical Center, where they were listed in extremely critical condition.
The shooting happened about 10 a.m. at Thomas and Thesta avenues, near the major intersection of Belmont Avenue and Fresno Street.
Police Lt. Joe Gomez said the brothers were sitting on the porch with other family members, including their mother and a sister, when they were approached by a group of three or four teenagers. The teens asked the brothers if they knew the whereabouts of an associate. The brothers said they did not know where he was.
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The teens and the brothers argued, and police said the 14-year-old left and returned with a handgun. He fired at the brothers, hitting them both multiple times in the upper body. The 21-year-old man apparently was also shot in the back as he ran into the house, police said.
The shooter ran west through an alley and north along Highway 41, still carrying the gun. He was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans and has short black hair. Police said he should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who knows his whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 559-498-7867.