One Critical After Possible Gang Shooting



On Saturday, April 6, 2019, just after midnight, officers were dispatched to the area of Third Street and Forest Avenue for a report of shots fired.  Upon arriving, officers found a 24-year-old male subject suffering from several gunshot wounds.  The victim and witness, both who have prior gang involvement, were being uncooperative with officers at the time and refusing to provide any information regarding the shooting.

The victim was given advanced medical care by the Coalinga Fire Department and later transported via helicopter to Fresno.  The victim is currently in critical condition.

The Coalinga Police Department is actively investigating this incident.  If anyone has any information regarding this shooting, please contact the Coalinga Police Department at (559) 935-1525, Option #1 for Dispatch or you can remain anonymous by choosing Option #2 for the Tip Line.