The Corcoran Police Department is looking for the community’s help in solving what they believe to be a series of gang-related shootings. In the past few weeks, there have been five such incidents, spooking the public and leaving at least two people injured.
The first shooting occurred on Tuesday, April 21, in the area of Stanley and Claire avenues. During this incident a vehicle was struck as it traveled south on Claire. No one was hurt. The second shooting took place the following Saturday, when a male subject was struck in the 1300 block of Sherman Ave. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
On May 1, a third shooting occurred in the 1300 block of Chittenden Ave. and a residence was struck, but no injuries were reported. Then, in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 2, another shooting took place in the 1800 block of Osage Ave., where another residence was struck. Again, no injuries resulted.
However. Sunday, the fifth shooting, which took place in the 2700 block of Bethel Ave., is believed to have caused an injury. During the final incident, a vehicle was struck by gun fire and the driver is believed to have been hit, but has not come forward for treatment or to report the incident.
“Based on evidence collected at the scenes of these incidents, along with further investigation, the department believes all of these crimes are gang-related, targeted attacks,” noted Deputy Chief Gary Cramer.
The Corcoran Police Department is asking anyone with information about the shootings to contact the department at 992-5151, extension 240. Residents can also call the confidential hot line at 992-3591.