A 23-year-old Sanger man was shot to death early New Year’s Day during an altercation at a New Year’s Eve celebration in Sanger, police said.
Officers responded to a report of shots fired at an apartment complex on the 1600 block of J Street, just east of Academy and North avenues, about 5:40 a.m., police said. They found a man suffering from gunshot injuries. Sanger Fire Department responded to provide emergency medical services and determined the victim had died.
Investigators determined the victim was shot after a fight broke out during a New Year’s Eve party. Sanger police are investigating the homicide and will continue to follow up on various leads.
Police have not found a motive in Sanger’s first homicide of 2016. It hasn’t been determined if the homicide was gang related.
Anyone with information regarding the crime is urged to contact Sanger Police Department investigators Abraham Ruiz or Rey Carillo at (559) 876-6365.