21-year-old Pixley man shot to death outside his apartment

Deputies responded to reports of a fight at Main Street and Court Avenue just before midnight.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Just before midnight on Monday, the Tulare County Sheriff's Office got a call about a fight with shots fired in the area of Main and Court in Pixley.

When they arrived, deputies found a 21-year-old man dead of a gunshot wound.

Sheriff's officials aren't releasing his name yet.

"We know that an unknown subject went to the residence, confronted the victim, started an altercation, which led to a shooting," Tulare County Sheriff's Sgt. Steve Sanchez said.

Sgt. Sanchez says the shooting happened just outside the victim's apartment.

His girlfriend and one-year-old child were home at the time.

The girlfriend was interviewed but wasn't able to give a detailed statement.

Homicide detectives are still trying to pinpoint a motive for the fight and shooting, so they aren't sure yet whether it was gang or drug-related.

"We are trying to locate witnesses and still going through video surveillance to attempt to locate a vehicle," Sgt. Sanchez said.

Sgt. Sanchez says this is the first homicide in the Pixley area so far this year, and the fifth in Tulare County.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office.
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