Fresno police are investigating a shooting in southeast Fresno after a man in a Chrysler 300 crashed into a pole and was found unconscious by good Samaritans.
The crash took place about 12:39 p.m.. Friday at East Ventura Avenue and South Hazelwood Boulevard. The victim, a 31-year-old man from Oxnard in Southern California, was found with a gunshot wound to his hip, Lt. Joe Gomez said.
The man told officers that he was shot at a Shell gasoline station in Fresno by one of three men who approached him wearing red bandanas over their faces, but the victim could not say exactly where the incident took place. The victim would not let police search his car and officers were waiting for a search warrant. Police believe the man might have accidentally shot himself, then got rid of the gun before losing consciousness and crashing into the pole, Gomez said.
The man was rushed to Community Regional Medical Center, where he was in stable condition. He has an out-of-county warrant for possession of a sawed-off shotgun, Gomez said.