FPD Seeks Information on Shooting in Downtown Fullerton
On Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at approximately 9:52 PM, Fullerton Police Officers responded to the area of Malden and Santa Fe in Downtown Fullerton regarding reports of a shooting that had just occurred. Upon arrival, officers located a 24-year-old male victim with one gunshot wound to the chest.
The victim was immediately transported to a local trauma center for his injuries where he is expected to survive.
Initial investigation indicates that the male was walking down the street when he was approached by two males who arrived in an unknown type of vehicle. The two males, who were unknown to the victim, exited the vehicle and an altercation took place. One of the suspects produced a handgun and fired a single shot, striking the victim in the chest. The suspects then entered the vehicle and fled in an unknown direction. The victim was unable to provide a description of the suspects to police.
The area of Malden and Santa Fe is a busy area, especially during this time of night. Investigators believe there could be numerous witnesses to this crime that have not yet come forward to provide witness statements.
Anyone with information regarding this shooting is urged to contact Fullerton Police Crimes Persons Detective B. Coffman at (714) 738-5361. Those wishing to provide information anonymously can call Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1(855) TIP-OCCS or go to www.occrimestoppers.org.