A noontime gunfight between a man and his apparent girlfriend’s new boyfriend in a home full of children ended with one man shot in the leg Monday in Fresno, police said.
The incident erupted about 11:40 a.m. near Santa Ana and Delbert avenues, west of Highway 99. Lt. Joe Gomez said the gunman, Lee Ricks-Wynne, 34, drove to the home and parked in the driveway.
Ricks-Wynne began shooting as several young children ran out of the home. Ricks-Wynne shot the other man in the upper thigh and then ran into the surrounding neighborhood. He is 5-foot, 9-inches tall, weighs about 140 pounds and was last seen wearing a “multi-colored” shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.
Police believe Ricks-Wynne still has the gun he used in the shooting and should be considered armed and dangerous. He was last seen crossing Highway 99 onto Shaw Avenue.
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A California Highway Patrol helicopter and many officers reached the scene quickly but were not able to find Ricks-Wynne. He is sought under a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.
The victim was rushed to Saint Agnes Medical Center for a non-lethal wound and is in stable condition.
Evidence indicates someone might have shot Ricks-Wynne during the incident. Investigators are seeking information about who returned fire and where that gun is located.
Anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of Ricks-Wynne or any other shooting suspects is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers anonymously: (559) 498-STOP.