Fresno Sheriffs

KINGBURG – The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the public to a series of shooting cases they believe may be related. The cases are being investigated by FCSO deputies and Kingsburg Police officers.

Sheriff’s first received a report of a shooting at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, on the 8500 block of East Dinuba Avenue in Selma. Two residents said the travel trailer they were in was shot at multiple times by gunfire. Spent ammunition and damage to the trailer was found upon investigation. There were no injuries reported and deputies were unable to determine why the man and woman residing there, or the property, would have been targeted.

Later that night at 9:15 p.m., Sheriff’s Office dispatchers received a report of shots fired on the 500 block of 10th Avenue in Kingsburg. The Sheriff’s Office handles dispatch calls for the Kingsburg PD.

The residents told Kingsburg PD their home, too, had been struck multiple times by gunfire.

Officers also found spent ammunition and damage to the home, and again, no one was injured. Officers were unable to determine why this family or home would have been targeted.

The morning of Feb. 28, another homeowner in the County portion of Kingsburg called Sheriff’s with a similar report. The house is on the 10000 block of East Elkhorn Avenue.

The residents found damage to their home from gunfire and also discovered spent ammunition on the ground. Deputies learned from the homeowner that they heard the sound of gunshots around

11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, but did not pursue it further.

Deputies were unable to determine why this person or home would have been targeted.

Detectives are attempting to determine if there is a common connection between all of these cases. The longest distance between shooting locations is about 10 miles.

The Sheriff’s Office encourages everyone in the county to be aware of suspicious activity and if what appear to be gunshots are heard, it should be report it to law enforcement immediately.

Anyone with information on these cases or one that is similar should contact the Sheriff’s Office at 600-3111, Crime Stoppers at 498-7867 or www.valleycrimestoppers.org. Callers will remain anonymous and may receive a cash reward.

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The reporter can be reached at 583-2427 or lbrown@selmaenterprise.com.

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