This image from the Fresno County Sheriff's Office shows a damaged window caused by a random roadway shooting.

published on December 28, 2017 - 1:30 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Harris Farms has contributed $3,000 toward the reward to catch the perpetrator of random roadway shootings in western Fresno and Madera counties.

The total reward through Valley Crime Stoppers stands at $10,000.

The last reported shooting occurred on Dec. 17, with no shootings occurring since the reward increases, reported the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.

An anonymous donation of $3,000 and a $1,000 donation from the Fresno County Public Safety Association have also bolstered the reward.

Eight shootings have occurred in Fresno County, and two in Madera County. Only one case resulted in a person suffering minor injuries. No motive has been determined. Most of the shootings in Fresno County have been on the outskirts of Kerman, at the beginning and end of traditional commute hours.

Victims report passing a vehicle on the road and hearing a loud bang, often only realizing their vehicle had been hit by gunfire after stopping to inspect it.

The vehicle description is a dark colored pickup truck with an extended cab or crew cab that is lifted with over-sized tires.

The sheriff’s office said the only way to claim the reward is by delivering their tip to Valley Crime Stoppers, which can be reached at (559) 498-7867. Tips can be given anonymously. If the tip pans out, callers will be given a numeric code to collect the cash.

For more information, visit the sheriff’s office website.

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