Tulare shooting leaves teen dead, man injured

TULARE, Calif. (KFSN) -- A 16-year-old boy is dead and another victim injured after a shooting in Tulare. It happened just before 10 p.m. Friday near South F Street and Owens Avenue.

A small memorial slowly grew in front of the home where the teen victim was shot to death. Next to him, a 23-year-old man was also found, but Tulare police say he made it to the hospital and is still alive.

"Both are from Tulare. Both suffered from gunshot wounds," said Sgt. Darron Altermatt of the Tulare Police Department.

Police don't know if this crime is gang-related, but friends of the 16-year-old victim say he was a good kid who wasn't in a gang.

It's the second murder in Tulare this year. Across the street from the crime scene is where Action News found William Cosio, whose brother was Tulare's first homicide victim.

"I seen my brother in the street like that, dead and everything from a gunshot, and it kind of brought back memories. Like I said, I feel for the family," said Cosio.

A suspect in his brother's death was arrested last month. But Tulare police don't have anyone in custody for the teen's death. Witnesses in the area say they heard gunshots and yelling -- sounds of violence Cosio says he doesn't want to hear.

"I wish it would stop, honestly. All this violence, I wish it would stop," said Cosio.

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