Subject : Press Release
Contact : Corcoran PD    559-992-5151

Details: On April 11, 2016, at approximately 8:00 PM, Corcoran officers were dispatched to a traffic collision at the intersection of Sherman and Chittenden Avenues. Officers located 39 year old Gustavo Ortega with a single gunshot wound to the chest. The victim died at the scene. Witnesses stated they observed the victim parked in the roadway arguing with another subject in a small dark colored vehicle.

Witnesses told officers that they heard a gunshot and observed the dark colored vehicle speed away. The victim attempted to drive away but collided with an object in a front yard of a residence in the 1300 block of Chittenden Ave.

The Corcoran Police Department is asking anyone with information to call 559-992-5151. You may remain anonymous and call the confidential crime line at 559-992-3591. You may also provide information through this Nixle Alert. The Central Valley Crime Stoppers has posted this information on their Facebook Page. Send your anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 498-STOP or

If your tip leads to an arrest, you may qualify for up to $3,000. Only tips sent through our Crime Stoppers Anonymous System can qualify for reward money.