Crime

Man shot to death outside of his central Fresno apartment while his family was inside

A man was shot and killed just outside of his apartment Friday night in central Fresno.

His family was just a feet away inside the apartment when it all happened.

Fresno Police said the victim, identified Sunday as Gregory Garza, 23, of Fresno, was shot as many as five times around 9 p.m. at the Hunter Place Apartment complex near the West and Ashlan avenues intersection.

Paramedics performed CPR, but the victim died at the scene. His name was not released.

Witnesses told police the victim got into an argument outside of his apartment with the gunman, who eventually started firing shots.

No arrests have yet to be made and the shooter remains loose.

Kevin Matlock said he was inside his apartment when he heard about nine shots and, a short time later, saw 10 to 15 police cars outside.

“I’ve lived here for three years and this is only the second time something this serious has happened,” said Matlock. “It’s pretty quiet and everyone is friendly.”

Matlock said the victim and his chlidren were at the pool earlier that day.

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A man was shot to death outside of his apartment Friday night at the Hunter Place Apartment complex. A candle and flowers were placed in memory of the victim near the scene by residents. Marilyn Castaneda

Anyone with information is asked to contact Fresno Police.

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Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado is a general assignment reporter at The Fresno Bee. He grew up in Porterville and has a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from Fresno State. He is a former student editor at the Fresno State and Fresno City College newspapers. His hobbies include reading, sleeping, running and taking care of his dog.
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