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Beware: Random shootings on public roads

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The Fresno County Sheriff's Office has reported another random shooting that took place on a public roadway, bringing the total to six since November 27th.

Four of the shootings took place in Fresno County and the other two were in Madera County.

Out of the six, only one person was injured.

Monday, November 27 / Madera County
A vehicle traveling on Highway 145 near Avenue 8 1/2 was hit with bullets around 6:45 a.m. There were no injuries.

Friday, December 1 / Fresno County
A vehicle traveling on N. Dickenson Ave. near W. Shields Ave. was hit by bullets around 3:30 p.m. There were no injuries.

Friday, December 1 / Fresno County
A vehicle traveling on N. Dickenson Ave. near W. Shields Ave. was hit by bullets around 4:30 p.m. The driver was hit and called law enforcement. Her injuries were non-life threatening.

Monday, December 4 / Fresno County
A vehicle traveling on Highway 145 near W. Barstow Ave. was hit by bullets around 4:30 p.m. There were no injuries.

Thursday, December 7 / Madera County
A vehicle traveling on Highway 145 near near Avenue 6 was hit by bullets around 6:45 a.m. There were no injuries.

Monday, December 11 / Fresno County
A vehicle traveling on S. Dickenson Ave. near W. Church Ave. was hit by bullets around 5:00 p.m. There were no injuries.

Sheriff's detectives have not been able to get a clear description of suspects or vehicles used in these shootings but in all six cases, victims reported hearing a loud bang when a vehicle passed them in the opposite direction.

All but the injured woman said they noticed the damage caused by the bullets later.

Fresno County and Madera County sheriff’s detectives and California Highway Patrol officers are working together to try and identify possible suspects.

If you drive in the areas mentioned, please be aware of your surroundings and pay attention to other vehicles. If you hear a loud bang while driving, make a note of any vehicles in the area, check for damage to your vehicle, and call 911 if you suspect you have been shot at.

Anyone with additional information on any of the cases listed above, or even cases not listed, is asked to contact Sheriff’s dispatchers at (559) 600-3111 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.



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