Fresno County Sheriff’s homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects responsible for a shooting Saturday south of Parlier.
Detectives said the victim, Juan Carlos Monje, 22, was shot several times while he was driving south on Mendocino Avenue at about 4:45 p.m. when another vehicle, also traveling south, pulled into the northbound lane. As the suspects started to pass the victim’s vehicle, shots were fired. The suspect vehicle was described by witnesses as a smaller, white-colored SUV, occupied by three people. It was last seen speeding south on Mendocino from Dinuba Avenue .
Detectives believe the shooting was gang-related. They are looking for other drivers in the area at the time of the shooting, and others who stopped to assist Monje after the incident, but left the scene prior to deputies arriving on scene.