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Two days, two shootings, no suspects

Three people were shot, seemingly at random, in two separate incidents in Chico last weekend, according to the Chico Police Department.

The first shooting occurred around 3 a.m. Saturday morning (Jan. 7) near West Sacramento and Columbus avenues. A 25-year-old man was treated at the hospital for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his upper leg. He reported that a stranger had shot him while he was walking down the street.

Just before 2 a.m. on Sunday (Jan. 8), two people were shot in a vehicle near the Dorothy Johnson Center in Chapmantown. The victims are in stable condition, and two others in the car were uninjured.

The CPD had no suspects or known motives for the shootings, Lt. Ted McKinnon said Wednesday morning. Investigations are ongoing, and police are asking anyone with information to call 897-4911.