7 people struck in an air soft gun shooting spree


A Fresno neighborhood is shaken by a random attack on Monday. Authorities say they’re looking for a group of suspects who were shooting at people with an air-soft gun.

Angelica Lei Lani spoke with Krystal Mireles, a victim, who thought she had been shot by a real gun.

“I thought I’d been hit with a real gun. I made sure to check myself for blood,” said Mireles.

Mireles was just one of many random victims struck by some sort of pellet within a two-hour span.

“He just slowly pulled up, I looked at the car and he pulled up a gun and he just started firing,” said Mireles.

Police say they received several calls from multiple locations of at least three or four young adult men, possibly teens driving around in a small white four-door car.

Police say the passenger, possibly African American, was shooting an airsoft or bb gun.

“These shootings have occurred at Fresno and Clinton, Dakota and First street, at Bullard between First and Fresno, and here at Bullard and Fresno,” said Lt.  Mark Hudson, of the Fresno Police Department.

Police say seven total victims were shot. Officers are searching for suspects throughout the district. 

This scene brings flashbacks to Mireles of the Downtown Fresno shooting by Kori Muhammad.

“Life’s short and people are out here and crazy, you can’t even go to the bus stop anymore without somebody trying to like harm you,” said Mireles.

Mireles was thinking that she was going to die.

“My sister’s calling me, my husband’s calling me, my best friend is calling me, my kids are calling me…what if that would have been the phone call that I couldn’t answer.”

-Krystal Mireles, a victim

No serious injuries were reported.

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