Authorities have arrested 24-year-old John Major after he allegedly shot a homeless man at Fresno Courthouse Park on Monday afternoon.
A bullet allegedly aimed for two men instead struck a 64-year-old homeless man who was sitting on a park bench near Fresno Street east of Van Ness Avenue, Fresno police said.
An officer saw Major throw a handgun as he tried to escape. The suspected shooter along with the two targeted men were arrested. Authorities said they believe the shooting was gang-related.
The victim was shot in his upper torso and transported to Community Regional Center. He is expected to live.
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Major was booked into the Fresno County Jail for attempted homicide.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Fresno police Detective Jose Diaz at 559-600-8206. To remain anonymous, call Valley Crime Stoppers at 559-498-7867. Callers may be eligible for a cash reward.