Crime

Man shot in southeast Fresno

Fresno police are investigating a shooting that happened about 9:45 p.m. Thursday in southeast Fresno.

Fresno police Lt. Herman Silva said the victim, described as a black man and 22 years old, was shot three times and taken to Community Regional Medical Center, where he is in very critical condition.

Silva said the victim was waiting at a bus stop when a white, mid-sized car with four doors carrying four men pulled up alongside him. One of the men exited the car and fired at least 10 shots at the victim, who tried to run to a nearby liquor store. Silva said that no other injuries were reported as of 10 p.m.

Police are not sure if the shooting was gang-related, but Silva said the victim was the clear target of the attack.

The suspects were described only as four black men, Silva said. Several witnesses saw the crime take place and were being interviewed.

Police closed both directions of Chestnut Avenue between Tulare Avenue and Kings Canyon Road. Officers were combing the area with flashlights, and a police helicopter was briefly in the area. Silva anticipated the streets would not open until at least 11 p.m.

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