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One person killed after shootout at Fourth of July party in Fresno

Police LIghts (FILE)
Posted at 10:37 AM, Jul 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-05 13:37:22-04

FRESNO, Calif. — A Fourth of July celebration ended with a gunfight in Fresno. Officers say one person was killed after being shot and run over by a car. Three others were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds. One of those victims is in critical condition, the other two are stable.

Police saying a shootout took place on East Hamilton Avenue near Whitney Avenue in Fresno, although the motive is still unknown.

"There was a block party for the Fourth of July, and they were doing fireworks and some individuals showed up to the party and there was a disturbance. Shots were being fired back and forth between two different parties."

The party where the shooting took place was just a block away from Fresno Pacific University. The identities of the victims have not yet been released.