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Fresno Man Killed in Broad Daylight after Dispute over Bicycle

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By: Ashley Ritchie

Fresno, CA- Fresno's 16th homicide of the year happened in broad daylight, in the middle of a busy area, possibly over something as simple as a bike.

"Preliminary information that we gave is the victim had a bicycle and two African Americans in their late teens, early 20s approached the victim, shot the victim for unknown reasons and then fled with the bicycle," Lieutenant Mark Salazar, Fresno Police Department, said.

Johnny Hinson lives nearby.

"I go for jogs in the morning every once in a while just to keep in shape and nothing's ever happened," he said.

Police say they responded to the shooting call around 9:55 am and found the 61-year-old victim leaning against the bus stop, with one gunshot wound to his upper body.

He was transported to Community Regional Medical Center, where he later died.

In the meantime, the suspects and the bike are nowhere to be found.

"We have units out there, looking throughout the neighborhood. We're asking anyone who has information to contact the police department," Lt. Salazar said.

"Just kind of came as a shock that something like this would happen here," Hinson said.

For those living in the southeast Fresno neighborhood, it's an uneasy way to start the week.

But Johnny Hinson says he won't change his routine.

"I'll keep my things the same; just keep more of a close eye on things. Just make sure I basically keep a look over my shoulder now I guess," he said.

Again, if you have any information about this shooting you're asked to call the Fresno Police Department.

At this time last year, there were 20 homicides in the city.

The victim's identity has not yet been released.

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