The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a man shot and killed in Coalinga in what detective suspect is a gang-related homicide. He is identified as Eric Colin, 29, of Coalinga.
Around 9 pm Wednesday, Colin was walking near the area of Warthan Avenue and East Sacramento Avenue.
Someone fired gunshots in Colin’s direction, striking him several times, the sheriff’s office said. He died at a hospital in Hanford.
The sheriff’s office took over the homicide investigation at the request of Coalinga police.
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Detectives interviewed witnesses and collected evidence, and are investigating the possibility it wad a gang-related shooting, but the motive has not yet been confirmed, the sheriff’s office said. No arrests have been made.