[Press Release: Chief Darren Blevins – March 18, 2019 – 7:49 AM]
MAN SHOT WHILE WALKING HOME
On Sunday March 17, 2019, at approximately 10:39 PM, Coalinga police officers were dispatched to the 100 block of S. Hachman Street, on the report of a shooting victim. On officer’s arrival the contacted the victim a 27-year-old Coalinga resident laying on the front porch of a residence in this area. Officer’s observed the male victim bleeding form his back.
Evidence, as well as victim and witness statements, placed the shooting in the 500 block of E. Polk Street.
Witnesses stated they observed a light skinned Hispanic male running up behind the victim and then heard two to three loud bangs. The victim ran off and collapsed on the front porch of a house in the 100 block of S. Hachman Street.
The victim received advanced medical care at the scene by the Coalinga Fire Department and was then transported to Fresno via ambulance pending life flight arrival.
The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information regarding this shooting, please contact the Coalinga Police Department at (559) 935-1525 option #1 for Dispatch or if you wish to remain anonymous press option #2 for the Tip Line.