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Police investigating shooting that struck a man several times in southwest Fresno

Police are investigating a shooting that broke out in southwest Fresno on east Lorena Avenue striking a man multiple times Saturday night.
Police are investigating a shooting that broke out in southwest Fresno on east Lorena Avenue striking a man multiple times Saturday night. Marilyn Castaneda

A man was shot multiple times Saturday night during an argument in southwest Fresno, police said.

Lt. Larry Bowlan said reports of a shooting came in around 7 p.m. in the 1100 block of East Lorena Avenue, near King Elementary School.

According to witnesses, the suspect walked up to a dark-colored SUV that was carrying an unknown number of male occupants.

An argument started, then the suspect opened fire on the vehicle striking it several times. The shooter ran off but no witnesses provided a direction.

Officers responding to the shooting found a man in his 20s who had suffered several gunshot wounds in his upper body. He was conscious, breathing and talking with emergency medical responders but uncooperative with officers, Bowlan said.

The victim was taken to Community Regional Medical Center and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Officers found shell casings in the roadway and at least one bullet on scene. The SUV, which was parked in a nearby apartment complex when police arrived, had three bullet holes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fresno Police Department at 559-621-7000.

Marilyn Castaneda: 559-441-6087, @MarilynCast98

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