Man slain in Orange Cove shooting identified

A man found dead in an Orange Cove street Saturday morning in an apparent homicide was identified by the Fresno County coroner as Richard Moreno, 28, of Orange Cove.

Police were called to the 300 block of Ninth Street, near McCord Elementary School, around 5:45 a.m. after two people leaving for work saw a man lying in the street, police Lt. Brent Stalker said.

Paramedics declared the man had died from an apparent gunshot wound.

Homicide detectives from the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office took over the investigation because of their resources and expertise, Stalker said.