FRESNO – An argument that erupted after the 49ers lost their playoff game on Sunday led to one man shooting two other men at a home in southeast Fresno.
Deputies with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 200 block of North Caesar Avenue just after 7 p.m. on reports that shots had been fired.
A group of around 15 people at the home, including a pregnant woman, had been watching the NFL playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. The suspect, 39-year-old Amado Vargas, a 49ers fan, was allegedly being taunted by people in the house following the 49ers’ loss, according to authorities.
Vargas became angry and threatened people with a knife. Other partygoers were able to wrestle the knife away from him during a struggle. Vargas then allegedly ran into a room, grabbed a handgun from a gun safe and fired multiple shots in the house, hitting two victims, ages 63 and 45. The suspect then fled the scene with other family members, according to authorities.
“Alcohol was obviously related,” Sgt. Kevin Lolkus with the sheriff’s office said about the incident.
Deputies later found the suspect at the Community Regional Medical Center emergency room being treated for a non life-threatening stab wound. Vargas refused to tell deputies how he was stabbed. He was arrested on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon.
The victims were taken to Community Regional Medical Center for treatment. Their wounds were non life-threatening.
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