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Car shot up; driver asks no police assistance

Madera Police Department

A Mercedes, riddled with bullet holes, sits abandoned with its engine still running after crashing into a pole on South Granada Drive near Merlot Avenue.


Multiple shots fired into a car injured a passenger Friday night on south Granada Drive near Merlot Avenue and caused the driver to lose control of his Mercedes and crash into a power pole. Both the driver and passenger fled the scene on foot and allegedly were uncooperative when they were found a few minutes later by police.

Citing the ongoing investigation, police are not releasing the names of the men involved or the possible description of the other vehicle involved.

Sgt. Josh Chavez said, “The injured man was found in the 2700 block of Chianti and was taken to Madera Community Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. They did not want any police assistance. The incident remains under investigation with detectives.”

Police are considering the shooting incident to be gang related and are requesting further information from the public. Anyone with information is asked to call MPD Dispatch at 675-4220.


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