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Two Days After Selma Murder-Suicide, More Questions Than Answers

Two Days After Selma Murder-Suicide, More Questions Than Answers

A memorial for the Singh family is growing outside their home in Selma.

Candles line the walkway. People have dropped off flowers, teddy bears, even toy cars.

Fresno County Sheriff's Deputies say on Saturday morning Avtar Singh shot his wife and three sons in the head and then turned the gun on himself.

But two days later, there are more questions than answers.

Has there been a mix-up about which son barely survived the shooting?

And how was Avtar Singh, who was wanted in India for murder, even in the United States in the first place?

Those are the questions on many people's minds right now.

But it seems no one has the answers.

Back in 2011, Singh was arrested for domestic violence.

That's when police discovered he was wanted in India for murdering a human rights activist back in 1996 in the Kashmir region.

Bloodshed In Selma: 4 Die In Murder-Suicide

Was a failing trucking business to blame for a Selma man shooting his family and then himself? One of his drivers believes it's a strong possibility.

Just after 6:00 Saturday morning the Selma Police Department got a 911 call. Avtar Singh said he just killed four people and was about to kill himself. Then he hung up.

In minutes police were at his Selma home near Pine and Shaft. Maria, who asked that we not use her last name, said her husband heard it all this morning. "He said he heard like three gunshots but he wasn't aware like anything like this was going on. He just kept on cutting the yard and that's it."

There was one survivor, a 17-year-old son who suffered severe head injuries. He's in the hospital.

Selma Cop Arrested In Drug Case

Selma Cop Arrested In Drug Case

An undercover drug investigation has landed a Selma police officer, a former officer and a Fresno man in a Virginia jail

34-year-old Frederick Michael Sayles works as an officer for the Selma Police Department. 38-year-old Gabriel Hernandez Sepeda II is a former officer of the same department. 38-year-old David Ray Flowers is from Fresno.

All three have been charged with conspiracy to import marijuana after the Alexandria Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency say they found them with more than 27 pounds of drugs during an undercover drug investigation.

DEA agents arrested the men last Thursday.

Police say the men were in the process of delivering marijuana into Virginia. Investigators say the three were carrying marijuana worth more than $600,000.

Sayles, Sepeda and Flowers are being held at the Alexandria Adult Detention Center without bail. Additional charges may be filed.

South Valley Seniors Heartbroken Over Lost Dog; Reward Offered

South Valley Seniors Heartbroken Over Lost Dog; Reward Offered

Seniors at the Hanford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center are holding out hope you can help them find their faithful friend.

"Abby" is a Shih Tzu, who helps brighten their days.

But, someone took "Abby" from the facility on March 3rd or 4th, and her friends are now heartbroken.

She was taken from the area of Grangeville and Green Street in Hanford.

There is a reward in this case, no questions asked.

"Hanford Nursing just wants Abby returned," said Rosalinda Verde, Activities Director at the facility.

If you have any information, you can call (559) 582-2871, or return "Abby" to 1007 West Lacey Boulevard in Hanford.

Selma Meth Dealer Gets 9 Years In Slammer

The following was released by the United States Department of Justice:

FRESNO, Calif. — United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced that Chief United States District Judge Anthony W. Ishii sentenced Augustine Reyna, 31, of Selma, today to nine years in prison, to be followed by four years of supervised release, for selling methamphetamine.

According to court documents, Reyna and others were charged in a long-term conspiracy to supply drugs to gang members in Fresno County.

Alert on Tax Scams


It's that time of the year. Time to dig out those shoe boxes and oversized manila envelopes stuffed with receipts and scraps of paper. Time to find the proper tax forms and a calculator and hope for a refund. Time to have your identity stolen.

Yes, stolen. According to the IRS, the number of cases of identity theft from tax scammers is on the rise.

One of the most common forms of scamming is phishing through email or texts. The messages vary but their bottom line almost always promises you a tax refund if you take advantage of the scammer's services simply by clicking on a link and providing some information.  

Crooks Beat Up, Tie Up, And Rob Selma Family

Crooks Beat Up, Tie Up, And Rob Selma Family

A family in Selma is still recovering, after they were robbed at gunpoint in an early Friday morning home invasion.

It's the latest in a string of crimes that have hit the city.

At around 4:30 a.m., four men armed with shotguns and wearing ski masks busted down the door of a Selma home, and immediately ordered everyone to the ground.

Victim, Aurora Ferrell says, "He came into the room and grabbed my phone and my head and pushed my head down and put the gun to my head, and said don't look at him, and said where's the money?"

Ferrell says she has no idea what money the armed men wanted.

She thinks because her husband has a medical marijuana card, the masked men may have thought the family had a stash of cash.

They left empty handed.