A man and woman shot in Sanger by a single bullet are recovering from their wounds, according to police reports.
The shooter from the early Sunday incident has been arrested, and a second assailant whose punch allegedly started the incident is being sought. Sanger police Chief Silver Rodriguez described what happened:
An argument on Harrison Street got physical about 2 a.m. A man punched a driver who then tried to drive away, but a man later identified as Jonathan Arturo Nunez, 19, fired a shot through the driver’s side of the car. The bullet went through the 18-year-old driver’s neck and struck his 20-year-old passenger in the abdomen.
The driver sped away, reaching Academy and Church avenues where he flagged down a police officer.
Both victims were taken to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno. The driver was treated and released. The woman underwent surgery and is listed in stable condition, Rodriguez said. Neither was identified.
Nunez was arrested a short time later, spotted near the scene of the party. He denied firing the gun, but was pointed out as the suspect by witnesses and the victims.
Nunez was booked into Fresno County Jail for attempted murder, carrying a loaded stolen firearm, obstructing officers and committing a felony while on bail. His bail is $210,000, according to Fresno County Jail records.
The second suspect remains at large, Rodriguez said.
Anyone with additional information about the incident is asked to call Sanger police Sgt. Rey Carrillo at 559-875-8521.