Location: 12400 block of Whitaker

Incident Date: 4-18-15

Incident Time: 2100

Case Number: 15-4889

Victim: Francisco Fernandez

City: Orosi

Posted by: Media Relations

On 04/18/15 at approx. 2100 hours Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Departments Orosi Substation were dispatched to the 12400 Blk of Whittaker Ave in regards to a person suffering from a gunshot wound. Upon their arrival they located the victim who had been shot twice, once in the arm and once in the leg. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was admitted for treatment of his injuries. The victim is in stable condition.

Due to the nature of the crime Investigators from the Sheriff’s Departments Gang Violence Suppression Unit were called to investigate the incident. The ensuing investigation revealed that the victim was attending a party at a residence in the 12400 Blk of Whittaker Ave when a dark colored vehicle pulled up to the residence, a passenger got out of the vehicle, yelled some gang slang and fired several rounds from a handgun at a group of people in front of the residence striking the victim.

This case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Gang Violence Suppression Unit and no other information is being released at this time. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Det. Jimmy Burciaga or Sgt. Steve Kennedy at (559)735-1898 or (800) 808-0488.

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