Location: 23600 BLOCK OF AVE 93, TERRA BELLA
Incident Date: 1-15-14
Incident Time: 2131
Case Number: 15-624
Posted by: Media Relations
On January 15th 2015 around 9:30 in the evening, a report of shots fired was called into the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies from the Porterville Substation responded to the above location in Terra Bella and located two gunshot wound victims, as well as a third injured individual outside of the residence at that location. One gunshot wound victim was pronounced deceased at the scene, and another was taken to an area hospital and listed in critical condition. He later succumbed to his injuries. The third individual was treated for bruising to the upper left part of his body and was later released.
One of the deceased has been identified as Hipolito Medrano Fernandez, Age 50, of Terra Bella.
The second deceased is a Hispanic Male Adult, whose identification is pending notification of next of kin.
The third individual treated for bruising who was released from the hospital is a Hispanic Male Adult.
There were three other individuals in the residence at the time of the shooting, and all three are uninjured.
At this time, no suspects have been identified and no motive has been established.
This is the first homicide of 2015 for the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Steve Sanchez or Sgt. Rodney Parker of the Sheriff’s Departments Violent Crimes Unit @ (559) 735-1898 or (800) 808-0488 or you may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff’s TipNow program:
Text or voicemail: 559-725-4194 or E-mail: email@example.com