A man who was shot in southwest Fresno was involved in a car crash as a friend was racing him to the hospital Wednesday afternoon, police reported.
The shooting took place shortly after 1 p.m. at Calwa and Clara avenues. The victim was walking south on Clara when a tan Chevrolet Malibu pulled up and someone in the car opened fire, said Lt. Joe Gomez. The victim was hit in the lower torso.
The friend then helped the wounded man into his car and sped toward Community Regional Medical Center. On northbound Highway 41, the friend lost control of the car and crashed. The crash snarled traffic while the incident was under investigation.