Easter Sunday Drive-By Shooting Leaves One Teen Dead

(Photo courtesy:  KMPH Fox 26)

(KMJ) – A teenager is dead following a drive-by shooting in Southwest Fresno Easter Sunday.

Fresno Police say the teen was behind wheel of a car and stopped at a stop sign at near Pottle and Merced around 4:30 p.m. That’s when officers say a dark-colored sedan behind it pulled up next to his car and someone inside it opened fire. The teen driver was hit multiple times in the upper body and at least once in the head.

He was rushed to Community Regional Medical Center where he later died from his injuries. Officers say there was one other passenger in the car, but police don’t believe he was hit.

The identity of the teen killed has yet to be released. And Fresno Police continue to search for suspects in this case.

This deadly shooting marks the 23rd homicide of 2021 in Fresno. Now investigators ask anyone with information on this deadly shooting to call Valley Crime Stoppers at 498-STOP.