Location: Hwy 99- 1/2 mile north of Betty Dr

Incident Date: 9-1-15

Incident Time: 1714

Case Number: 15-11022

Victim: Lourdes Ponce

City: Goshen

Posted by: Media Relations

On 9/1/2015 at approximately 1714 hrs, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to the area of Highway 99 and Betty Drive in Goshen, regarding an unknown person shooting into an occupied vehicle. The victim reported traveling south bound on Highway 99, just north of the Betty Drive exit in Goshen. An unknown late model BMW vehicle drove up to the right side of the victim’s 2015 Nissan Altima vehicle in the other lane. A dark complected male driver brandished an unknown caliber handgun at the victim. He fired the handgun striking the passenger side rear bumper of the victim’s vehicle. No one in the vehicle was injured. The victim continued driving south bound on Highway 99 until they arrived on Highway 99 and Betty drive, where they reported the incident to the Sheriff’s Department. The damage to the victim’s 2015 Nissan Altima vehicle is estimated at approximately $1,300.00

The case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at (559)733-6218 or send anonymous information by sending a text or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW. Reference TCSO case 15-11022.