Fresno detectives investigating homicide after 17-year-old dies from gunshot wound to the head

A 17-year-old died a week after authorities found him with a gunshot wound to the head inside a crashed vehicle in Fresno, Calif.

What happened: Zachary Xayavong was rushed to the Community Regional Medical Center after he was found on July 1 near East Rotary Park at Cedar and Sierra avenues, according to Your Central Valley.

  • Authorities were alerted at around 11 p.m. after Xayavong’s car crashed into a concrete wall.
  • Xayavong died a week later from “complications and the severity of his gunshot wounds,” FOX26 News reported.
  • Fresno police are now investigating the incident as a homicide.
  • Officers stated there were no reports of gunfire nor witnesses, according to the Fresno Bee.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 498-STOP or Fresno Police Department Homicide Detective Loren Kasten at (559) 621-2443 or Detective Dan Longoria at (559) 621-2516.

Featured Image Fresno Police Department via the Fresno Bee

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