Location: Orchard Southeast of Road 74 and Avenue 400, Dinuba

Incident Date: 5-20-15

Case Number: 15-6296

Victim: 3 Hispanic Male Adults

Posted by: Media Relations

Hispanic Male Adult: Injured, condition unknown
HIspanic Male Adult: Injured, condition unknown
Hispanic Male Adult: Deceased

On 5-20-15 at 0946, Deputies from the Orosi substation responded to the area of ave 400 and road 74 regarding a disturbance involving gunshots. Upon arrival, Deputies located three gunshot wound victims, one of which had succumbed to his injuries. The additional two victims were transported to local hospitals where they are being treated. The initial investigation revealed that the three subjects were in the orchard as part of a farm labor picking crew. The motive of the disturbance is unknown at this point.

Deputies were able to obtain a suspect description and assisting personnel from the Dinuba Police Department detained a subject matching that description. Investigators are in the process of determining if he is the suspect. 

This case is currently under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Tulare County Sheriff's Department by calling 559-733-6218. People wishing to remain anonymous can call or text 559-725-4194 or email tcso@tipnow.com