FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) --A woman is in critical condition after being shot in the head in Southwest Fresno. Police believe the victim and suspect know each other.
More than 12 hours after the shooting, Fresno police were still collecting evidence, still trying to figure out what happened at a Calaveras Street home. Neighbors and people who live there call it a "crash pad."
"There was nine people living there, subdivided into nine different rooms. She lived in the garage. He lived in the living room, and this took place in the living room. In fact, even the living room was divided by two rooms," said Lt. Mark Salazar of the Fresno Police Department.
Salazar says the victim, 23-year-old Leticia Ramirez, knows the suspect, 37-year-old Antonio Martinez.
"We don't know why he shot her. We believe it was his gun that was recovered; we recovered a gun from the scene. They were in some type of relationship for the last maybe month or so," said Salazar.
Salazar says Martinez is not a gang member and doesn't have much of a criminal history. They don't have a real motive for the shooting. They only know that a number of people from inside the home called for help after finding Ramirez with a gunshot wound to the head. Her family tells police she's been through a lot.
"Although she's 23 years old, according to the family she's had a hard life, and so mainly with alcohol issues, maybe some past drug issues," said Salazar.
Police also say they don't expect the victim to survive, and if she does pass, Martinez will be booked on murder charges.