A 21-year-old man was found shot in the jaw Wednesday morning in central Fresno, and police are now looking for an SUV that may be involved.
The shooting happened about 10:30 a.m. in the 1900 block of East Rialto Avenue, near Blackstone and Gettysburg avenues. Police found the man with a gunshot wound to his jaw area. He was taken to Community Regional Medical Center where he was undergoing surgery for a critical injury.
Police Lt. Joe Gomez said the victim was in front of a home, near the sidewalk, when a shot was fired. A neighbor heard the shot and saw the victim on the sidewalk, and a small white SUV driving west on Rialto Avenue and then south on Effie Street.
Investigators are interested in speaking with the occupants of the SUV.
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Anyone who knows the identity of the shooter can call Crime Stoppers at 559-498-7867 (STOP) where they can remain anonymous and can receive a cash award if their information leads to an arrest.