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Man found shot to death inside parked car in Fresno. No arrests have been made

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Fresno police found a man shot to death inside a parked car early Sunday morning.

Police said the car was in the area of the 3100 block of West Princeton Avenue, but officers believe the shooting may have happened in the area of Clinton and Valentine avenues. Both locations are west of Highway 99.

The victim was identified as 39-year-old Gerald Wharry.

Police said the shooting may have stemmed from some type of altercation earlier in the day and described the violence as an isolated incident, but did not elaborate or comment on a specific motive.

Wharry has had previous dealings with police: In 2015, he was identified as a member of the Hanford 209 Gangster Crips and arrested in Fresno on suspicion of selling drugs while armed with a firearm; and in 2008, he was among several men arrested in Hanford on suspicion of selling crack cocaine. Those arrests were the result of an eight-month undercover investigation of drug sales at Coe Park.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 559-498-7867. You may also contact Fresno police homicide detectives Raul Diaz at 559-621-2407 or Mark Yee at 559-621-2449 with information regarding this investigation under Fresno PD Case# 19-19763.

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