A 23-year-old Orange Cove man was shot and killed Sunday evening and detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help to find the shooter.
Orange Cove police found Anthony Valdivia with a gunshot wound outside Orange Cove Quick Stop on Park Boulevard between Anchor Avenue and 12th Street in Orange Cove shortly before 5 p.m., said Tony Botti, spokesman for the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office. Valdivia was pronounced dead soon after at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno.
Authorities were told that people in a dark-colored car were seen fleeing the scene of the crime, driving east on Park Boulevard. Botti said the motive for the shooting is unknown and no one has been arrested.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call detective Mark Chapman at 559-600-8209 or Crime Stoppers at 559-498-7867, where tips can be made anonymously and may result in a cash reward. Tips can also be submitted through the department’s mobile app now available for free download through Google Play and the App Store. To find the app, search “Fresno Sheriff.”