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November 6, 2012
Fresno police release information on this morning’s shooting at Apple Valley Farms
- four people were shot after an employee of Apple Valley Farms opened fire on his co-workers Tuesday morning at their office in Fresno, California. Police have not identified the victims; however they have confirmed that a 32-year-old man was killed, and a 32-year-old woman remains in serious condition. The shooter, identified as 42-year-old Lawrence Jones, allegedly responsible for today’s act of violence remains in critical condition at this time as well. source
14:58 // 1 year ago
Action News is responding to a reported mass shooting at Apple Valley Farms on Blackstone and Hedges.
Action News has learned that two people are dead — one is the suspect.
Blackstone and Abby is closed in both directions from just north of Olive to McKinley.
We’ll keep you posted on this story as more information becomes available. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victims.
13:00 // 1 year ago
January 18, 2012
This young girl witnessed a heinous crime, yet she was able to provide great insight into that fateful day. She may be young, but she’s extremely bright, articulate and courageous.
Fresno, Calif. Police Department Deputy Chief Keith Foster • Regarding a child who escaped a triple murder-suicide. The 7-year-old was able to leave the scene of this bloody crime unharmed. She had stayed the night at the house of her neighbor, Aide Mendez, the woman police say was behind the murder-suicide. The young girl witnessed at least one of the murders; Mendez allegedly shot her two children and also killed her cousin before killing herself. She also shot and stabbed her husband, but he survived the attack and is recovering in a local hospital. What could have caused Mendez to go through with all of that? While we may not know the complete truth, investigators discovered an iPad video recording of Mendez and her cousin smoking methamphetamine hours before the deadly incident. source (via • follow)
8:53 // 2 years ago
October 6, 2010
The second time I reached him, the way he acted – yes, I was, for a split second I was nervous until I saw the little girl and all fear was out the window after that. I didn’t have no fear. I wasn’t thinking of me no more. I was just thinking we need to get that little girl to safety.
Fresno, Calif. resident Victor Perez • On singlehandedly stopping a known gang member (who was already on felony probation) from kidnapping a young girl. The Amber Alert for Elisa Cardenas, 8, was very close to Perez’s home, and when he saw Gregorio Gonzales driving by in his truck, Perez had his cousin call 911 – and he drove after Gonzales. The fact that Perez managed to stop Gonzales from kidnapping Cardenas verifies the reason the Amber Alert system exists. Great job, Victor. You saved the day. (Gonzales was caught a few hours later by police, by the way, but he let go of Cardenas after Perez stopped him.) source (via)
10:55 // 3 years ago