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Southwest Fresno shooting leaves one man in critical condition

Police describe shooting at southwest Fresno market

A shooting Wednesday night, March 16, 2016 at a southwest Fresno market left a man in critical condition. Fresno police Lt. David Ramos gives the details.
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A shooting Wednesday night, March 16, 2016 at a southwest Fresno market left a man in critical condition. Fresno police Lt. David Ramos gives the details.

A man was in critical but stable condition after a shooting in southwest Fresno Wednesday night, police said.

Lt. David Ramos said police received a call at 10:04 p.m. about a shooting at Westside Market at Elm and Grove avenues.

Officers arrived and found a 53-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds. The man was later transported to a hospital.

Ramos said the was confronted by two men whom he possibly knew. The three men reportedly got into an argument that escalated and ended with shots being fired.

Witnesses described one suspect as 28- to 30-year-old black man with of medium build, 5-foot-8 to 6 feet tall with dreadlocks. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt with black or gray pants. He was last seen traveling east on Grove Avenue from Elm Avenue.

Investigators closed off a large portion of Elm Avenue between Grove and Jensen avenues because the suspect fired more than one shot and there was possible evidence scattered throughout the area.

Police don’t believe this shooting was gang-related.

Anyone with information was asked to call Fresno Police at 621-7004 or Crime Stoppers at 498-STOP.

Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado: 559-441-6304, @cres_guez

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