Gunshots fired in a parking lot at Fresno’s Fashion Fair mall Monday night took place after a disturbance in the mall between two groups of men, police reported Tuesday.
Monday night, police reported the incident was a drive-by shooting which took place in the lot.
But after additional investigation, Lt. David Madrigal of the Street Violence Section said the shooting broke out after a fracas inside the mall. Police working in the mall broke up the verbal dispute about 7:40 p.m. and the parties were asked to leave. A short time later, Madrigal said, an “unidentified suspect” shot at some other men in the lot with a large-caliber handgun. At least one vehicle was hit by bullets.
Madrigal said detectives are reviewing video footage and seeking to interview potential witnesses.
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Fashion Fair’s mall disturbance comes as fights have broken out at malls across America. It is not clear whether all of these fights were sparked by a common cause.
Anyone with information on the Fashion Fair disturbance is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP.