3 shootings leave 4 people wounded in Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno police are searching for suspects in three separate shootings that left four people wounded. Four shooting victims in one day is unusual, but so is the age of these victims. Three were senior citizens. One was hit when a bullet fired in a drive-by shooting went through the wall of her house.

The oldest of the shooting victims is Rebecca Scott. She was standing by the front door of her daughter's home near Fruit and Geary in Southwest Fresno, when a bullet pierced the wall and hit her in the ankle.

"I just feel something warm running down my leg, and I told my grandkids 'hit the floor!' That's all I know," said Scott.

An 18-year-old man standing in the driveway of the house was also shot in the lower leg. Bullets blew out the tire of a truck in the driveway, and there were several bullet holes in the house.

Scott's son-in-law, Troy Hannah, doesn't know why the house was targeted. He said, "We're thinking it's probably just a case of mistaken identity, but you know you can't say. We don't know if it was just some guys riding around randomly shooting or what?"

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer notes the shooting was one of three that occurred on Thursday. He said, "These are individual isolated cases and they're not related to one another."

Dyer says another Thursday night shooting involved a fight near Hamilton and Ninth in Southeast Fresno. The victim was 61 years old. And earlier a 68-year-old man was shot and robbed near Park and White in Central Fresno.

None of the injuries were life-threatening, but for Scott a close enough call. "You're not even safe in your own home," she said. "I just thank God I'm alive."

Chief Dyer says police are tracking leads in all of these cases and hope to make arrests soon.
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