Crime

Two men wounded, gunman in pajama pants may be suspect

Fresno police are investigating a Tuesday morning shooting in which two men were wounded outside a southwest Fresno grocery store.

The shooting happened shortly after 8 a.m. in front of Jensen Walnut Market at Jensen and Walnut avenues. Lt. Joe Gomez said that officers who sped to the area in response to reports that shots were fired found no victims but discovered blood at the scene.

Minutes later, a 26-year-old was found by his car at Marks and Nielsen avenues. He had sustained a gunshot wound to his thigh and a gash to his forehead and was taken to Community Regional Medical Center. About the same time, a 28-year-old with gunshot wounds in his back and arm arrived at CRMC. Neither of the men’s injuries were life-threatening.

Gomez said it appears the men are related, but investigators are getting different reports about how they were wounded. One version is that the two men had a “beef” with one another and exchanged fire. Another version is that there was a large fight in the market parking lot and an older gunman wearing a black hoodie and pajama pants opened fire.

Police want help sorting out the incident and asked anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP.

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