Lack of cooperation slows shooting investigation

By CNJ Staff

Lack of cooperation from victims and witnesses is stunting an investigation into a shooting Wednesday night on Mora Street.

Around 5:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Mora for multiple reports of shots fired.
Police believe a home that had just been burglarized a block over was the target of the shooting.

The burglary was reported at 1304 Mora and the victim reported discovering a bullet hole through a mirror inside the house.

Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said investigators recovered stolen property from the burglary they believe was left behind by the shooting suspects.

Records show 911 callers told dispatch there were two shots fired from in the 1200 block of Mora, then the male suspects fled the scene.

However, Sanders said witnesses were uncooperative when officers arrived on scene, giving conflicting reports as to whether or not there was a vehicle involved.

“There’s not a whole lot of information,” Sanders said.

“Those folks aren’t being real cooperative with us — the victims and the neighbors are being very uncooperative.”

No injuries were reported.

“If they’re not willing to talk to us, there’s not much we can do to make an arrest in the case,” Sanders said.
“We’ll do the best we can with what we have to work with.”

Officers closed down a section of Cesar Chavez and Mora immediately following the shooting to search for victims and evidence.

Sanders said an arrest was made on an unrelated outstanding warrant during the investigation.