Deputies look for person of interest in Patterson shooting

11:04 PM, Jan 5, 2012   |    comments
Victor Valdovinos
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PATTERSON, CA - Stanislaus County Sheriff's Detectives are looking for a person of interest in connection to a shooting death Wednesday night.

Deputies responded to Felipe Garza Memorial Park around 6:30 p.m. and found Jesus Gallardo, 19, fatally wounded, Deputy Raj Singh said.

Deputies are looking for person of interest Victor Valdovinos, 26, in the case. He is described as a Hispanic man about 5'11", weighing 220 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

However, detectives do not have a suspect in the shooting.
Singh is Valdovinos is known to visit the Patterson and Merced County area.

Detectives believe the shooting is gang-related.

Anyone with information about what happened was asked to call Det. Darwin Hatfield at (209) 525-7100.  Callers can also leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. 

Tipsters can also e-mail tips at Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus the message and be eligible for a cash reward.


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