Shooting on Shaw related to gangs

FRESNO, Calif.

Action News talked to a witness Wednesday who didn't want to show his face on camera. He said he was walking inside an office complex when he heard at least two gunshots.

"Boom boom! The car comes through here and then crashed. How long does it take to get from there to there? It happened in seconds," he said.

The crime scene spanned several blocks but it all started about five miles away. Police say the victim left work in northwest Fresno and noticed he was being followed as he headed east on Shaw.

"At this point, we do not believe it was a random shooting. And we also believe it may be gang related between Southeast Asian gangs," said Captain Dennis Bridges with the Fresno Police Department.

The shooting comes one week after the formation of a New Violent Crime Impact Team, VCIT. Fresno police say despite Tuesday's drive-by, the effort has seen some early success.

"In the week prior to VCIT starting, there were seven shootings, seven gang related shootings. And in the week after VCIT, there have been three gang related shootings, which is still too many. But that's a great diminishment from seven," said Bridges.

Police believe there are people who know more about what happened last night and they're asking them to come forward. They're also looking for a white compact car that may have been involved.

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