A man was shot twice in the back Monday afternoon after a dispute at a bus stop in central Fresno, police reported.
The incident occurred just before 2 p.m. at Fruit and Shields avenues.
Lt. Joe Gomez said the male victim, who is in his 20s, and his girlfriend were waiting at the stop when the victim was confronted by a man that he knew from a previous dispute. Words were exchanged and the suspect was handed a gun which he used to shoot the victim.
The shooter, who is described as a Hispanic man in his late 20’s, fled west on Shields Avenue. The man who handed the gun to the suspect also ran from the scene, but was later found on Shields Avenue, just east of Fruit Avenue. His involvement is under investigation, Gomez said.
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Police are still looking for the shooter, who is six-feet tall with a heavy build and was last seen wearing a black T-shirt over a white T-shirt with gray basketball shorts. Anyone who can identify the shooter or has information leading to his arrest is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP.
The victim is in stable condition at Community Regional Medical Center.