A 16-year-old Parlier girl who was shot in the eye Thursday night near her home remained in critical condition as of noon Saturday at Community Regional Medical Center.
Fresno County sheriff’s detectives are investigating the shooting, which took place about 10 p.m. in the 400 block of Fett Street.
Sheriff’s spokesman Tony Botti said Brianna Ramirez, a 10th grader at Sanger High School, was in a car with her mother and approaching their home when several rounds were fired and a bullet went through a car window and struck Brianna, in the front passenger seat.
Botti said it does not appear Brianna was targeted. He said it wasn’t known if the shooting was gang-related.
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Friday afternoon, Botti said Brianna’s mother asked that her daughter’s name and photo be released to help show the public who she is and possibly help generate solid leads for detectives.
Brianna is a member of her school’s softball team and plays second base. She was looking forward to her upcoming scrimmage on Saturday against Central High School. According to her mom, who Botti said declined to be interviewed, Brianna is a very quiet, shy and calm girl at school. But at home she is very talkative, lively and is always laughing.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP.