A man sustained severe hand injuries from a firearm blast early Friday after he was ambushed at an apartment where he was squatting in central Fresno, police reported.
The incident occurred about 7 a.m. at the Peppertree apartments just north of Manchester Center. Lt. Joe Gomez said the victim, 29, was working on bicycles in the vacant apartment with a window open while his wife slept in another room. The assailant apparently shot the victim through an open window as the victim tried to defend himself by raising his hand.
The gunman fled on a mountain bike. Gomez said the victim may lose use of the hand.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 559-498-STOP.