Man shot and killed in central Fresno, police say

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ByNic Garcia via KFSN logo
Monday, August 29, 2022
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An investigation is underway after a man was shot and killed in central Fresno early Saturday morning.

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Crime scene investigators combed the area of Orchard and Yale Saturday morning, searching for any clues indicating what happened.

Officers say just after 7 am, someone called 911 reporting a possible vehicle vs. pedestrian crash, noting a man lying in the street with injuries.

Police then received reports that shots were fired in the area before the initial call.

Officers found 73-year-old Robert Torres suffering from gunshot wounds when they arrived. He died at the scene.

His killer -- nowhere to be found.

The area was surrounded by crime scene tape for hours as detectives interviewed people in the area and collected whatever evidence they could.

Officers say they do not have any suspect information yet.

"It's just way too soon to tell," says Fresno Police Lt. Anthony Dewall. "It would be different if we had information about a disturbance occurring before we found this person on the ground."