Visalia shooting leaves 1 man dead, woman hospitalized

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
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A fight and shooting ended with two victims rushed to the hospital in Visalia.

VISALIA, Calif. -- Yellow tape is still visible in the neighborhood of Dollner street and Evans Avenue in Visalia

"This is a very quiet neighborhood, very quiet," says Dora Serrano. "So when anything happens, you can hear it, it echoes. It was scary, very sad."

Serrano has lived in her home with her family for three years.

For her, Sunday night started like any other Sunday night, relaxing and watching sports, until she was forced to hide when gunshots rang out.

"At first, I thought maybe they were fireworks but then I heard several shots, a little pause, and then some more shots," she said.

On Sunday evening around 8 pm, there was a gathering around a fire pit in front of the home.

Visalia police say that's when a man and woman were shot.

They were both rushed to Kaweah Health, but the man did not survive.

Officials are not releasing any details about the victims' relationship due to the active investigation.

"At this time, we believe it's an isolated incident," says Visalia Police Sgt. Art Alvarez. "However, if there's any suspicious activity in that area or any area in Visalia, please give us a call."

Authorities are working to piece together what happened leading up to the violence and hope security cameras in the neighborhood will help with their investigation.

"On an incident like this, a travesty, a homicide, we do continue to ask if you see anything or know anything, please don't hesitate to call us," Sgt. Alvarez said.