A man and a woman wounded after their car was shot more than 20 times managed to drive themselves to a Fresno hospital shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday, Lt. Mike Doyle said.
The man, in his late 20s, was shot in the midsection and was in serious condition Sunday night as he underwent surgery. The woman, also in her late 20s, was shot in the ankle but was expected to be released from the hospital within hours.
Two other passengers—a second man and a young child—were unharmed. Officers arrived at the crime scene near Tenth Street and Saginaw Avenue in Fresno to find 20 to 25 shell casings in the street.
“It does appear to be gang-related,” Doyle said. He noted that the victims were uncooperative. “Their young child was coached by the people in the car...to tell us lies, basically,” Doyle said.
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“There’s approximately 20 to 25 bullet holes in the front of that vehicle,” Doyle said of the victims’ car.
“As far as driving, with a bullet that had just gone through [his] midsection, from the north end all the way down to CRMC, that is a good feat for that young man,” Doyle said. “Apparently as they were being shot at he accelerated the car, and through the adrenaline he just hit the freeway and went right to CRMC,” he said.
Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867.