Fresno police still looking for suspect in shooting that killed a 59-year-old man in Central Fresno

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With the suspect still on the loose, the investigation into a Central Fresno shooting continued through Friday evening. (KFSN)

With the suspect still on the loose, the investigation into a Central Fresno shooting continued through Friday evening.

But some of the tape was taken down, and one neighbor who did not want to identify herself was finally able to move her car back to her house. She said she was going to pick her son up from school when she heard the gunshots and saw two guys running from her rear-view mirror. "It was so scary," she said.

It was scary because she could have been in the line of fire, or been in an accident with the 59-year-old shooting victim, who sped up and crashed his black Mercedes a block away. He suffered several gunshot wounds and died at the hospital.

The 16-year-old girl he had picked up ran from the scene and tried to get on a city 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, and said, 'hey we need to call police,'" said Lt. Joe Gomez.

Police said she suffered minor injuries and cuts on her back and shoulder and was also brought to the hospital.

During their investigation, a Fresno police officer spotted the suspect and the teenagers he was with during the shooting. They detained the teens, but the suspect got away by hopping a fence. He wasn't found during a K-9 search at a house nearby. "I don't know it's scary (for) this to happen when the kids are crossing and my son, my daughter could be walking," said the witness.

But she's relieved that neither she nor any family members were hurt in a scary situation that for hours, took over her neighborhood.

The suspect is described as a man in his late teens or early 20's, with short black wearing a black sweatshirt and blue jeans. He also had thick glasses and some kind of disfigurement to his lip.

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