Fresno PD Hunts for Suspect in Taco Shop Shooting

March 10, 2009 12:36:46 AM PDT
There's an increased police presence in the area as officers search for the man who shot Corina Hernandez. She is in serious condition at C.R.M.C. and is expected to recover, despite being being shot in the face at close range.Fresno crime scene investigators are looking for any prints that will help them capture the man who shot 40-year old Corina Hernandez in the head.

Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Hernandez is fortunate to have survived such a direct hit. Investigators say the shooter entered Hernandez's Taqueria in Southeast Fresno Monday morning looking to cash a check. Hernandez took the man to her office in the back where he proceeds to rob her, shoot her and then run out the front of the store.

The suspect had a driver waiting for him outside in a getaway truck. Friends and neighbors say this wife and mother of four is dedicated to both her family and the community.

Raman Sidhu is close friends and neighbor to Hernandez who lives in Clovis. "Very outgoing, very hardworking people. So it's really sad to hear something like this happened to them," said Sidhu.

There were five other employees and customers inside at the time of the shooting. They weren't hurt but helped police come up with a description of the suspect's truck.

Police are looking for a late 80's, early 90's grey, Chevy Silverado truck, with a recessed license plate in the tailgate.

Investigators say at this time there is no connection between the victim and the suspect and no motive has been established.

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