Man dies after being shot while driving in his car in Central Fresno

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Fresno police are still searching for a person they said shot and killed a 59-year-old man in his car in Central Fresno Friday afternoon. (KFSN)

Fresno police are still searching for a person they said shot and killed a 59-year-old man in his car in Central Fresno Friday afternoon.

It happened in the area of Fresno and Belmont, and at one point police had four different scenes roped off.

A banged up black Mercedes sits behind police tape at the intersection of Fresno and Madison in Central Fresno. Police said that's where the driver crashed it after being shot a block away. "Clearly the driver fled, high rate of speed, actually he hit a car that was on Fresno and she said she heard the shots, she slowed down, then she hears revving of an engine indicating somebody's going very fast-- so that was his car trying to flee and then he hits her in the back and then hits another car that's parked," said Lt. Joe Gomez, Fresno Police Department.

Police said a group of boys were gathered around Mariposa and Madison and one of them, described as wearing a gray top and blue jeans, shot at the Mercedes. The gunshots hit the 59-year-old driver on the left side. He suffered several gunshot wounds, and after crashing, died at the hospital.

After the crash police said the girl he picked up in the Mercedes left the scene and got on a bus. "The bus went northbound on Fresno Street, and someone, I believe it's the driver, saw she was bleeding or had blood on her abdomen area and stopped, did the right thing, hey we need to call police," explained Gomez.

Police are now talking to her to try and get more information on what happened.

They said a witness chased the suspect to a home on Washington Avenue nearby, but police came up empty after a search with K-9 units.

There is no motive yet and police said they'll be speaking with any witnesses's in the half mile area of this neighborhood

Police said they responded to this call because their shotspotter technology detected shots fired in the area.

Anyone with information on this suspect is asked to call them.

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