Fresno police shut down Jensen Avenue near Walnut Avenue in southwest Fresno on Monday morning while the department’s Street Violence Section served warrants in the area, a police spokesman said.
The intersection was the scene of a shooting Dec. 8, when suspected gang members targeted two police officers.
There was no information about how long Jensen Avenue would be closed.
Neither of the officers was injured in the Dec. 8 shooting, but a bullet blew out the back window of the plainclothes officers’ car. That prompted dozens of police to lock down the nearby neighborhood in a search for the suspects that lasted all night.
Two men were arrested on outstanding warrants and two firearms were seized. There were no reports of arrests of the suspects involved in the shooting.
The Jensen/Walnut neighborhood has a lengthy history of violence, often gun-related. Police say it is a longtime stronghold of the so-called Muhammad family street gang.