Woman shot in Madera County, deputies searching for suspect

MADERA COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- Authorities have now identified a man they're searching for who is accused of shooting a woman Thursday evening.

They want the public to know this wasn't a random act of violence.

The Madera County Sheriff's Office says 22-year-old Raymond Richardson of Fresno shot the woman in the Ingomar Drive area of Madera Acres.

A shelter in place was in effect for several hours as authorities searched the surrounding area, but they did not find the gunman.

The victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay.

We're told the woman is the mother of the suspect's girlfriend's friend.

The sheriff's office says Richardson has a history of violent crime and three active warrents for his arrest.

Anyone with information on his location is asked to contact the Madera County Sheriff's Office.
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