Rahman Newsome and Sonny Tran
Shortly before 7 PM on Friday evening, Fresno Police Officers were dispatched to Normal Avenue and Mayfair Drive after several calls reported gunshots in the area. The shots they heard were fired by an unidentified suspect in a vehicle who; while driving by pedestrian Rahman Newsome shot him several times and left him for dead.
Upon officers’ arrival, they found 21-year old Newsome of Fresno lying in the roadway. First-aid was administered but Mr. Newsome passed away before arriving at Community Regional Medical Center. Police have specified that this incident was not gang related.
Later that same night, around 10:30 PM, Fresno Police Officers responded to shots fired around block 4800 of East Normal Avenue, some three miles away from the first shooting. Sonny Tran’s family was inside their home when they heard a single gunshot.
They rushed outside to find Sonny, a 35-year old male from Fresno, alone and wounded, lying in the roadway. Prior to the shooting, Mr. Tran had been outside his home with at least two unidentified subjects.
Sonny was given first-aid and transported to Community Regional Medical Center but did not survive his injuries. The reason for the shooting is unknown at this time. “These cases are unrelated,” stated the Fresno Police Department.
As of October 13th, Fresno’s homicide toll was at 46, compared to 31 this time last year. If you have any information about Mr. Newsome’s murder (Case# 17-67290) or Mr. Tran’s murder (Case# 17-67326) please call Crime Stoppers at 498-STOP (7867) or Detective Mark Yee at 621-2407 or Detective Miguel Alvarez at 621-2445.