Double Shooting Near Five Points Leaves 17-Year-Old Boy Dead, Search For Suspect Continues

Double shooting near Five Points in Fresno County. Photo: FOX26

 

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ News) — A 17-year-old boy has died in a Fresno County double shooting near Five Points.

The teenage passenger shot and killed Wednesday has been identified as Gregory Sanchez, 17, of Coalinga.

He was shot inside a grey Honda Fit on Highway 145 between Highway 269 and Yuba Ave.

It happened around 1:00 Wednesday afternoon in the area of Highway 145 and Excelsior Ave.

A CHP officer was conducting a traffic stop on Hwy 145 around 1:00 p.m. when a car approached at a high rate of speed.

The officer pulled his weapon but the car stopped and the driver said he had two gunshot victims in the car and he was driving them to get help.

The officer noticed one victim was hit in the arm but the other was hit in the lower body and was in bad shape.

He began CPR and was able to get the 17-year-old boy conscious.

EMS got to the site and treated an 18-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the arm and took him to a Hanford hospital by ambulance.

The 17-year-old was taken by helicopter. He later died from his injuries.

This attack is not considered random, said Tony Botti, Spokesperson for the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone in the public who was driving that route of Hwy. 145 between Highway 269 and Yuba Ave. around 1:00 pm to contact them if they saw any unusual behavior occur between the victims’ gray Honda Fit and another vehicle on the road.

This may help give them a better description of the suspect’s vehicle.

 

Click to listen to the report by KMJ’s Liz Kern: