Search for suspects continues after Northeast Fresno gun battle

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The scene is now cleaned up and several cars that were hit by gunfire have been removed as investigators work to figure out what led up to the gun violence.

Detectives were on the scene Wednesday morning collecting evidence following a Tuesday night gun battle involving Fresno Police at the University Inn.

When the first officer arrived just after 10 p.m. on Tuesday, he discovered a group of men shooting at each other in the inn's eastside parking lot. According to police, the officer fired several rounds at the suspects but two of the men immediately took off running and remain at large.

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"The officer did not strike any of the suspects, any of the fleeing suspects," said Lt. Mark Hudson, Fresno Police.

Several cars in the parking were hit by gunshots and one man was caught in the crossfire and taken to Community Regional Medical Center.

"The victim went into surgery and is now in stable condition for those gunshot wounds to his upper torso and right arm," said Mark Hudson.

The victim's brother, 34-year-old Jimmy Martinez, who was at the scene of the shooting was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Jimmy's cousin, 25-year-old Erik Martinez was also arrested for resisting arrest. Both remain in custody as investigators continue to question them.

"We recovered two weapons, two handguns, one was a 22 caliber semi-automatic handgun and one was a 38 revolver," said Hudson.

Detectives are using the inn's surveillance video and eye witnesses to help with the investigation. If you have any information on the suspects or their location, you are asked to call police.
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