NORTH FORK — Madera County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting that took place at about 4 a.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 22, in North Fork.
According the the Sheriff’s Office, an unidentified 35-year-old male was the victim of a gunshot wound to the leg and was transported to the Cal Fire Station on Road 200, and airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center. The wound was non-life threatening, and the man has already been released from the hospital.
Deputies and detectives received varying accounts from the shooting victim and his companion as to what had occurred.
Detectives later responded to a residence off Road 221 in North Fork to conduct interviews and search for potential evidence related to the shooting.
At this point it is unclear if the gunshot wound was self-inflicted or was the result of some type of altercation.
Anyone with any information relating to this incident is encouraged to call the Madera County Sheriff’s Office at 559-675-7770 or Valley Crimestoppers at 559-498-STOP.
We will update as more information becomes available.