1:20 p.m.: Neighbors said the suspect rented a mobile home from the Minkler family and apparently was having a feud with family members, one neighbor said.
An ambulance was sent Monday to a home next door to the suspect. There, a 69-year-old woman in the Minkler family was reported shot or stabbed, according to Fresno County Emergency Medical Services records.
The neighbor said he believed the suspect the Monday incident was the same man believed to have shot officers today.
The woman's wounds were not life-threatening and she was not hospitalized.
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He also has fired shots into the Minkler grocery store, the neighbor said.
"He has really been having it out with them," the man said. "I guess he has been a menace around here for a while."
12:58 p.m.: Mary Novack, manager of the Minkler grocery store across the road from the scene of the shooting, said four cars with Cal Fire officers and Fresno County sheriff’s deputies showed up before 10 a.m. Five or six of them went to the door of a mobile home and knocked, but got no answer. They then used a loudspeaker, telling the residents to come out, but no one did.
They then broke down the mobile home's door, and that’s when Novack started hearing gunshots. The officers left the mobile home and she said more and more rounds were heard. The officers regrouped, she said, and then "everyone in the world showed up.”
She said she saw an officer on the ground who was later put into an ambulance.
Novack said a man and his wife -– both of whom she declined to identify -– have lived in the mobile home for about three years. Prior to that, they lived in the neighborhood for about five years, she said.
12:47 p.m.: Fresno County Supervisors Judy Case and Henry Perea are at Community Regional Medical Center, where officials are waiting to learn the status of the deputies who were shot.
Case said a room has been set up in the hospital for officials, law-enforcement officers and families. She said she did not know the status of the deputies.
“This is a really awful situation,” she said by phone from the hospital waiting room. “Something you never want to see happen.”
Perea went to the hospital when he learned he knew one of the deputies, according to his staff. He wasn’t immediately available to comment.
12:38 p.m.: Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno received three victims from the shooting. Reports were that a fourth ambulance was en route, but Emergency Medical Service officials do not know if it was carrying a patient.
12:31 p.m.: About 200 officers from nearly a dozen agencies have responded to the shooting.
12:20 p.m.: Centerville Elementary School -- part of Sanger Unified School District -- was placed on lockdown early this morning when deputies contacted the school shortly after the shooting occurred, said Marcus Johnson, district superintendent.
"It's a preventative measure," Johnson said, noting that the school is more than a mile away from Minkler.
He said law enforcement officers have set up a perimeter around the school, stationed on the back side of the campus, located at 48 S. Smith Ave., west of Highway 180.
Johnson said the concern is that the shooter could escape and flee into the neighborhood or the school. "You also need to remember that a live round can carry a great distance, so we are taking every precaution."
Parents have been flooding the school with phone calls, he said, and staff is trying to reiterate to them that the children are safe.
The lockdown involves locking all classroom doors so no one can get in or out without authorization. "We will be feeding the kids meals in the classroom," instead of the cafeteria, Johnson said. If children need to use the restroom, they will be escorted by an adult.
Johnson said everyone is being extra careful to protect the school's 250 students and he wanted to reassure parents "the students at Centerville Elementary are not in jeopardy."
11:42 a.m.: As many as four people taken to a Fresno hospital today after a holed-up arson suspect shot at deputies and a fire investigator serving an arrest warrant.
All were taken to Community Regional Medical Center.
One Fresno County sheriff's deputy was in critical condition after being shot in the side under his armpit. A Reedley police officer also was taken to the hospital in critical condition with a wound to the head, officials said.
A third officer, a sheriff's deputy had a gunshot wound to the shoulder and his condition was not known.
A fourth ambulance transported an unknown person with wounds to the hospital.
11:34 a.m. At Community Regional Medical Center, where the injured officers were taken, the emergency room is on lockdown. Sheriff Margaret Mims was at the emergency room earlier today, and a sheriff's chaplain walked into the emergency room.
Sheriff's deputies outside were emotional, but declined to talk.
One wounded deputy was taken to the hospital earlier today. Late this morning, an officer with bandage on his head was brought in.
11:29 a.m.: Highway 180 is closed from Oliver Avenue to Reed Avenue because of law enforcement activity involving this morning's shooting.
11:28 a.m.: Law enforcement authorities are reportedly preparing to send debilitating gas into the house where the suspect appears to be.
11:21 a.m.: A witness, Bret McArron from Selma, who was doing construction in the area, said he saw emergency medical personnel pulling someone off Kings Canyon Road near Minkler about 10 a.m.
He said he heard officers fire about 150-200 rounds into a mobile home, then they chased a man behind a barn. At that point, all the emergency medical personnel left and he was told to leave the area.
11:20 a.m.: The hospitalized deputy was shot in the head with a high-powered rifle, authorities said.
11:05 a.m.: A school office worker who answered the phone at Centerville Elementary School in Sanger confirmed the school is on lockdown.
The woman, who did not want to give her name, referred phone calls to the Sanger Unified School District office. District officials have not returned phone calls.
Centerville Elementary is located at 48 S. Smith Ave.
11:03 a.m.: Emergency Medical Service officials said one deputy was taken to Community Regional Medical Center in critical condition.They said they did not transport a second deputy or officer.
10:23 a.m.: Fresno-area law enforcement agencies are responding to a call of an officer-involved shooting near Minkler.
Initial reports are that two Fresno County sheriff's deputies were shot at sometime before 10 a.m.; at least one is apparently being transported to Community Regional Medical Center.
According to law enforcement radio communications, a suspect with a high-powered rifle is shooting at officers and that sheriff's deputies are pinned down. They said the suspect is down a road from the deputies.
The incident is occurring at 18276 Kings Canyon Road between Reed and Lone Oak roads. The shooting reportedly occurred as two deputies served a warrant in the area.
A man who said he was at the single grocery store in Minkler saw what he estimated to be 300 officers heading to the area. An armored vehicle was seen going to the scene.
A California Highway Patrol plane is being called in to assist. No other details are immediately available.