The public sidewalk in front of the Riverland Apartments in the 900 block of East Springfield Avenue had been busy with pedestrians just moments before a man was shot as he exited his vehicle on the afternoon of March 29.
A nearby surveillance camera captured the shooting and allowed investigators to identify a possible suspect vehicle.
“At this point we believe it’s a 2000s model, a grey SUV, possibly a Mercedes Benz,.” said Lt. Hector Aleman, with the Reedley Police Department.
The victim’s car had been parked directly in front of the complex when the SUV pulled up and someone in the car then began shooting at him.
“Officers arrived on scene and found an adult male with a single gunshot wound. They requested EMS to respond,” said Aleman.
The man, whose identity or age has not been released, was transported to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno. His condition this week is unknown, and it’s not known if he’s still hospitalized.
“We are looking for anyone with information on a vehicle that fits the description,” said Aleman. “Please use caution if you see a vehicle matching that description and contact law enforcement immediately.”
A motive for the shooting has not been determined.
“At this point we can’t say if this is gang- related,” Aleman added. “It is possible that this situation is gang-related, however we are not ready to reveal why we believe this is the case.”
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Reedley Police at (559) 637-4250.