Man shot near McDonalds in Central Fresno

FRESNO – A fight between two groups of young men led to a shooting Wednesday night outside of a McDonalds in Fresno, leaving one man injured.

The incident started next to the McDonalds located at Blackstone and Shields avenues. According to authorities, a fight broke out between two groups of men in their 20s. At some point, one of the groups left the scene, but returned a short time later with guns and baseball bats.

The McDonalds on Blackstone, where the Wednesday night shooting occurred

The men with the guns fired several rounds at the other group of men, who were still standing outside of the McDonalds. One man was hit in the leg by a bullet, but no one else was injured. Several bullets hit the outside of McDonalds.

There were quite a few customers both inside and outside of the restaurant, as well as several cars in the drive thru when the shooting took place, said Sgt. Brian Rogers with the Fresno Police Department.

“The patrons and the employees moved to the back of the store,” Rogers said.

Some of the employees locked themselves inside of a freezer in the back of the restaurant to protect themselves when the shooting started.

McDonalds was closed for several hours while detectives investigated the scene. It has since opened.

The victim who was shot in the leg was taken to the hospital where he is being treated for his non-life-threatening injury. The men responsible for the shooting are outstanding and detectives are looking for them. Anyone with information regarding the shooting is encouraged to call the Fresno Police Department.

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Man shot near McDonalds in Central Fresno was last modified: January 11th, 2019 by admin
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Elizabeth Warmerdam

Beth Warmerdam is a freelance journalist based out of Reedley. She graduated from Fresno State in 2004 with a BA in print journalism and has worked for several newspapers and magazines. In addition to writing, Beth enjoys being a stay-at-home mom, trying to keep up with her 2-year-old son, Zachary.