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18-Year-Old Fresno Man Gunned Down. Detectives Ask for Tips.



Fresno police are searching for two suspects in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Ethan Vang on Monday night. (Shutterstock)
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Fresno police are searching for two suspects and trying to learn the motive in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Ethan Vang on Monday night.

Officers found a wounded Vang in the 700 block of East San Jose Avenue at about 10:30 p.m. Emergency responders rendered aid to the victim, but he died at Saint Agnes Medical Center.

The shooting location was west of North First Avenue and north of East Shaw Avenue in the vicinity of Wolters Elementary School.

A 24-year-old man also was found with a grazing wound to his head. He was treated and released from Community Regional Medical Center.

Detectives Ask for Tips on This Homicide

According to a Fresno Police Department news release, detectives reviewed video surveillance and saw two people in dark clothing running from the scene.

Anyone with information on this fatal shooting is asked to call homicide detective Antonio Nieta at (559) 621-2415 or detective Rudy Montoya at (559) 621-2449.

Tipsters can also contact Valley Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867 or at this link.

Fresno PD said that this is the 26th homicide of 2023 in the city.

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Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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