Crime

Possible gang shooting leaves one dead in Madera, police say

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An overnight shooting Saturday left a 22-year-old man dead in Madera, according to police.

Police got a call around 2:30 a.m. Saturday for a report of a shooting in the area of Sharon Boulevard and Wilson Street. Officers found the victim, identified as Angel Venegas, with gunshot injuries.

Venegas died at a Madera hospital shortly after he was found, police said.

The shooting is under investigation. However, police believe the killing is gang-related.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Crime Stoppers at 559-498-STOP or the department at 559-675-4220.

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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