Deputies identify victim in deadly Orange Cove shooting Friday night

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Sunday, March 5, 2023
2 hospitalized after shooting in Orange Cove, deputies say
An investigation is underway after two people were shot in Orange Cove on Friday night.

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Fresno County Coroner's Office has identified the victim in the deadly Friday night shooting in Orange Cove.

The shooting happened around 7:30 pm in the area of J and 10th streets, according to the Fresno County Sheriff's Office.

When deputies arrived, they found 18-year-old Ruben Velazquez of Orange Cove and a 17-year-old inside a car.

Both had been shot and were taken to the hospital.

Velazquez later died from his injuries.

The 17-year-old remains hospitalized and is listed in critical condition, authorities say.

Detectives are working to identify the suspect and vehicle involved.

Deputies say this is possibly a gang-related shooting.

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