Fresno police took three guns — two of them stolen — off the street over the holiday weekend in southwest Fresno.
So far this year officers in the southwest policing district have seized 120 firearms, Sgt. Alfonso Castillo said
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Sunday, officers investigating a drive-by shooting in the 1200 block of East Tupman Avenue recovered a .40 caliber Glock semiautomatic pistol after it was tossed by a suspected 17-year-old Dog Pound gang member. The suspect was booked into juvenile hall on firearms charges.
Monday, another semiautomatic pistol, a .40 caliber Smith & Wesson Shield, was taken from Terry Bowlin, 41, a Villa Posse gang member, according to Castillo. Bowlin was arrested after a traffic stop. The gun was found to be stolen from a Fresno home.
Also Monday, Christian Wilds, 20, was arrested after a traffic stop at Van Ness and Belmont avenues when officers spotted a firearm on the floor of the car he was riding in. The gun was stolen from a Merced County home. Wilds told officers that he bought the Sig Sauer pistol on the street.