One dead, two injured after shooting in Southwest Fresno

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The Fresno Police Department said the shooting happened at an apartment complex on Hawes and Fruit Avenues, near Chandler Airport, around 2:30 p.m. (KFSN)

A man is dead and two others were hospitalized Sunday afternoon after being shot in southwest Fresno, police said.

The Fresno Police Department said the shooting happened at an apartment complex on Hawes and Fruit Avenues, near Chandler Airport, around 2:30 p.m.

Lula Tucker was caught in the middle of the crossfire with her mom and son. Bullets narrowly missed the family but shattered the windows of their SUV.

"My mother felt that bullet graze her face," she explained. "Her and my son were together and they say the innocent ones always get touched."

Fresno Police said the incident started as a physical disturbance but escalated into an eruption of gunfire. The three victims were transported to Community Regional Medical Center. One victim was in critical condition and later died while the 25-year-old and 29-year-old victims are expected to recover. Police identified the deceased man as 27-year-old Tyrese Bennett.

"The individual that is critical has wounds to the upper body," Lt. John Papaleo with the Fresno Police Department said. "The individual that is not critical has wounds to the lower body and the other individual with non-life threatening injuries has a wound to the hand."

No arrests have been made and investigators are in the area interviewing witnesses.

"There's so much more I could say but I wouldn't be a child of God," Tucker said. "But whoever did that, I hope you see me and I hope you hear this - you almost shot my son and my momma."

Authorities said the shooting is not related to a stabbing in same the area on Saturday that left a 22-year-old man dead.
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