A shooting that took place Tuesday night in east-central Fresno may have erupted after a dispute that began at a store a short time before, police believe.
One man is in the hospital after the shooting inside an apartment. At the shooting scene, Lt. Steve Card said the man was shot in the hip just after 8 p.m. when another man knocked on a door at the Sunset Sands Apartment complex on McKinley just east of Highway 168 and reached in to fire the shot. The victim was taken to Community Regional Medical Center where he was listed in serious condition.
The suspect, described as an African American male, fled out of the complex on foot, but it is not known if he then got into a vehicle, Card said. Wednesday, Lt. Joe Gomez said that after the victim went to the hospital, he told officers that he believed he knew the gunman and the shooting followed a confrontation at the store. There were six other adults and a baby in the apartment, but no one else was hurt.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Fresno police at 559-621-7000.