Date: January 16, 2020
Prepared By/Contact Person: Darren Blevins, Chief of Police
PEOPLE SEEN RUNNING AFTER SHOTS ARE FIRED
On Thursday January 16, 2020, at approximately 1:11 PM, the Coalinga Police Department began receiving calls regarding shots fired in the 200 block of S. Coalinga Street. The caller reported hearing 6 to 10 shots fired and people running form the area.
Officers were on scene within 50 seconds of being dispatched to the call. Officer searched the area and located the shooting scene in the middle parking lot of the West Wood 1 Apartment complex. Officers located casings in the parking lot and found two vehicles that were stuck as well as a support post for a carport and another bullet fragment was in an outside storage closet for one of the apartments. No one in the surrounding apartments were struck by stray bullets. At this time, there is no suspect information, but officers believe this shooting to be gang related.
The Coalinga Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to call the Coalinga Police Department at (559) 935-1525, option 1 or if you wish to remain anonymous select option 2 for the Tip Line.