FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- An early-morning shooting in southwest Fresno left two men in the hospital on Friday.
Shots rang out just before 4 am at the intersection of West Kearney Boulevard and Marks Avenue, about a block north of the CalVet Veterans Home of California.
The Fresno Police Department said a caller reported two cars shooting at each other.
"Vehicles, no description. Both shooting at each other," an emergency dispatcher said over the radio. "Unknown if anyone is injured. Last seen northbound on Marks -- still getting further. Units to respond."
Police closed the intersection to investigate, and while they did not find the cars involved, they found other evidence at the scene.
"We found the shell casings," a first responder said. "Can you guys block northbound Marks (inaudible)?"
Action News learned two gunshot victims went to Community Regional Medical Center, where one of them underwent surgery. Police say his condition is improving.
News of the shooting rocked longtime resident Ezekiel Rodriguez.
"We're starting to see a pattern out here, and it's never been this way," Rodriguez said. "I've lived out here for like 15 years, and all of a sudden, now there's shootings and stuff."
Friday's shooting happened just hours after a man in his 40s died in a Thanksgiving Day shooting in central Fresno.
Action News cameras caught a Lexus sedan riddled with bullet holes near White Avenue and Plaza Drive. Police say the victim and suspect were arguing before shots rang out.
"We believe that a suspect possibly ran in a southern direction after the shooting through the alley," Fresno Police Department Lt. Mike Gebhart said on Thursday.