24 June 2021
Suspects arrested in the shooting of a teenage girl at Athwal Park in Kingsburg
On Tuesday June 8th, a teenage girl was playing at Athwal Parking in Kingsburg and was struck by a bullet. Three days after the shooting detectives identified and interviewed three people who had been shooting a high-power rifle south of the location.
All three people admitted to shooting the rifle in a careless manner, without regard for the impact background or beyond. The shooting was conducted at an address in the unincorporated area of Fresno County south of Kingsburg. The shooting was contemporaneous in time with the victim being struck. All three wrote an apology letter to the victim.
On Wednesday June 23rd, all three suspects met with detectives and were arrested at the Kingsburg Police Department and booked into the Fresno County Jail for PC 246.3.(a) Discharge of a firearm in a grossly negligent manner, one count each. The suspects are Makenzie Duckworth, 18 of Kingsburg, Marco Luna Munoz, 24 of Traver, and Herminio Ramirez, 24 of Kingsburg.
The Kingsburg Police would like to thank the members of the community who assisted with tips and information during this intensive and exhaustive investigation. The Kingsburg Police would also like to reassure the community that this was not an act of targeted violence and that the community should feel free to use the parks and recreation facilities around the city and consider them safe. Kingsburg police officers will have a continued high presence at all recreation facilities throughout the summer months.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kingsburg Police Department at (559) 897-4418 Or contact Valley Crime Stoppers at 559-498-7867 or at www.valleycrimestoppers.org
You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward