Five injured, one killed in Tulare shooting

Five injured, one killed in Tulare shooting
Photo: scene of the shooting (Photo: Sheyanne N Romero)

The Tulare Police Department issued this report on their official Facebook page about a shooting in which five people were injured and one person died –

“On Wednesday March 4th 2020, at approximately 10:20 PM, Tulare Police Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of West Tulare Ave regarding a report of shots fired and multiple subjects struck. Upon arrival, officers encountered a large group of party goers who were apparently gathered for a celebration of life for a family member who had been laid to rest this same day.

During the preliminary stages of the investigation, Tulare Police Detectives identified five victims in the above case suffering from several gunshot wounds and one deceased victim who succumbed to his wounds. The homicide victim was positively identified as Demetrius Perry Jones, 23 years of age and a City of Tulare resident. The additional five victims and condition are as follows;

· Juvenile female, 7 years of age, gunshot wound, stable / critical, being treated at an area hospital.
· Adult female, 26 years of age, gunshot wound, non-life threatening, treated and released from an area hospital.
· Adult female, 26 years of age, gunshot wound, non-life threatening, treated and released from an area hospital.
· Adult male, 25 years of age, gunshot wound, non-life threatening, treated and released from an area hospital.
· Adult male, 32 years of age, gunshot wound, non-life threatening, treated and released from an area hospital.

At this time Tulare Police Detectives are currently conducting further investigation and following leads that lead them to believe this to be gang related crime of opportunity. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call Detective Vasquez at (559)685-2300 x 2142 or Sergeant Richard Payne at (559)685-2300 x 4265.

There is no additional information to provide at this time.”

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