Crime

Teenager shot at apartment complex after altercation with juveniles in central Fresno

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A 16-year-old boy was shot multiple times at an apartment complex after getting into an altercation with three juveniles Thursday night, Fresno police said.

The teen was struck several times in his torso, and in critical but stable condition at a local hospital.

Fresno police received several 911 calls around 6 p.m. regarding a shooting at the Fountain Way Apartments near the intersection of Pleasant Avenue and W. Fountain Way in central Fresno, where a victim and three Hispanic male juveniles were involved in an altercation, Lt. Bill Dooley said.

Dooley said one of the Hispanic males pulled out a firearm and shot the teenager.

Officers and paramedics arrived and found the 16-year-old with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to Community Regional Medical Center.

Police are developing leads on the suspects.

Anyone with information on the shooting was asked to call 911 while it’s an active investigation, Lt. Dooley said.

Anthony Galaviz writes about sports for The Fresno Bee. He covers the Oakland Raiders, high schools, boxing, MMA and junior colleges. He’s been with The Bee since 1997 and attended Fresno City College before graduating from Fresno State with a major in journalism and a minor in criminology.


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