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Shooting on W. 5th Street near Oak Street

Case#: 20-001214

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Chico, CA –  On 2/22/2020 at approximately 1:17 a.m. two men were walking on West 5th St., near the intersection with Oak St., Chico, Ca.   A vehicle stopped in the roadway ahead of them. One of the occupants of the vehicle produced a firearm and fired a shot into the air. Moments later he fired a second shot towards the two men.

The vehicle then sped off.  Neither of the two pedestrians was hurt.  Officers closed W. 5th St. between Oak and Ash Streets for a short period of time while Crime Scene Investigators processed the scene. 

There is no known motive for this confrontation and, at this time, we believe it to be a random act of violence.  The vehicle was described as a white smaller import sedan.  Anyone with information on this incident, is asked to contact the Chico Police Department and reference case #20-001214.

Location: W. 5th St at Oak St, Chico

Victim:  Withheld

Suspect:  Unknown

Supervisor:  Sgt. Omar Peña

Commander: Cmdr. Michael Williams

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