No arrests made in apparent drive-by shooting
The Porterville Police Department has yet to make any arrests in a weekend drive-by shooting.
The incident happened just after 9:30 p.m. Sunday in the 2100 block of West Aurora Avenue.
Police said officers responded to the area after receiving multiple calls of shots heard.
Officers arrived on scene and learned suspects shot a 9 mm handgun out of a car, toward a person who was standing in front of his residence.
Officers reportedly found shell casings on the street and in two other places in the neighborhood. No homes were hit by any bullets.
Detectives later determined that a dark-colored SUV drove into the area and the occupants began firing several rounds at a parked car, in front of the victim’s house.
Police said both cars fled northbound, away from the house.
According to the PPD, the victim was uncooperative in providing information to officers.
Dispatchers, however, had received several reports of shots fired in the area.
Officers also found shell casings in the area of Kanai Avenue and Westwood Street and on the bridge where Westwood Street crosses the Porter Slough, the PPD said.
The location of the shell casings was consistent with witness accounts about the vehicles following each other and shooting.
Local hospitals were advised to contact the police department if anyone arrived to be treated for gunshot wounds, the PPD said.