Several calls came into 9-1-1 reporting gunshots at the Marco Polo Motel just after ten.
When they got there, police found a 27-year-old woman who'd been hit.
They got her to the hospital, and then starting piecing together what led up to the shooting.
"We got some preliminary information that something might've occurred at the gasoline station in the parking lot and then moved over to the area where it actually occurred," Lt. Candido Alvarez of the Visalia Police Department said.
Witnesses told police they saw a black SUV speeding away from the area. Officers say the victim is in stable condition.