Lindsay man shot in face and back

By C.J. Barbre

LINDSAY-At about 12:31 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, David Perez, 18, of Lindsay was shot once in the face, and again in the back.

He was found in the 500 block of North Homassel Avenue by a neighbor who called 9-1-1. Tulare County Sheriff's Office dispatch notified Lindsay Department of Public Safety of a gunshot victim.

Officers Hinojos and Costa, along with Fire Engineer Hernandez responded to the scene and found Perez unconscious. He was transported to Sierra View District Hospital and later to Fresno's University Medical Center. Officers processed the scene for any physical evidence or spent casings with negative results. Violent Crime officers, Sgt. Wilkinson and Office Nave also responded and investigated and processed the scene.

They contacted witnesses and all neighbors in the area for statements.

LPD Administrative Supervisor Cyndi Rios said late last week, "At this time offices have no leads or suspect information."

Lt. Figueroa said they were doing some follow up. "According to the little they've been able to get from the victim, it's not known who is responsible," he said. "It's kind of hard to say if its gang-related, because it doesn't have typical characteristics of a rival type gang incident, so we really can't say until we get more details."

Figueroa said at that time Perez was stable and able to acknowledge questions by nodding his head yes or no, but he was unable to speak.

"He will be reinterviewed and hopefully we'll be able to get more details, or even possible witnesses," Figueroa said.

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