Central Fresno shooting caught on camera

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Surveillance video captured a shooting in Central Fresno. It happened around 2 a.m. Friday. One person was injured, and police are searching for the gunman.

Intense moments were caught on camera outside an apartment complex in Central Fresno. A man shoots at three people as they try to run away. One gets hit in the leg, the shooter fires one last round and takes off.

A second angle shows a woman trying to find cover. Action News talked with her but she didn't want to show her face on TV. "I was sitting here in the dark, just smoking a cigarette, and then all of a sudden I heard some people screaming and then ba-ba-ba-bang, like five or six times," the woman said.

Moments before the shooting, police say there was some kind of confrontation down the street between the suspect and the shirtless victim in the video. Fresno Police Lt. Joe Gomez says words were exchanged, the suspect identified himself as an "Asian Crip" and pulled out a gun.

"He went after them, he chased them, took a shooting stance, multiple times, shot at them," Gomez said. "Very, very fortunate, they were some distance away."

Another angle of the surveillance video shows the victim limping away in an alley. Officers were able to find him pretty quickly thanks to new technology in the streets -- the ShotSpotter system; it helps police zero in on gunshots.

Gomez said, "All the patrol cars out here were notified, they got the notification on their computer and that was within seconds."

Back at the apartment complex, there's damage from stray bullets. One hit the bottom corner of a home and two hit a car. Fortunately, no one else was injured.

Police need help finding the shooter. He was last seen taking off in a car near Belmont Avenue and Diana Street.
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