On Monday April 20, 2020 at approximately 6:03 pm, the police department began receiving calls of shots fired in the 300 block of E. Houston Street. Officers arrived on scene to find residents standing outside looking in an easterly direction. Officers were then flagged down by a citizen that stated she heard what sounded like firecrackers being set off and that her house had been shot at recently. Officers canvassed the area and located several shell casings on the ground.
Moments later the investigating officer was notified by a second officer of another shooting scene located around the corner, near the alley of E. Houston and Warthan street. Additional shell casings were located at this scene and a bullet was found lodged in a car tire located in the area.
Officers were able to obtain video footage from several locations in the area of several male subjects fleeing the scene in a dark colored vehicle at a high rate of speed. This case is still under investigation and the department asks, if anyone had information regarding this case, to please call the Coalinga Police Department at (559) 935-1525 option #1, you can remain anonymous.