Police are investigating a shooting in downtown Chico that left one man dead. Officers arrived at the 6 hundred block of West 1st Avenue to find a man suffering from a gunshot wound laying out in the street around 4:30 Thursday morning. The victim, identified as 47-year-old John Dawson was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. According to a Chico Police Department press release, detectives are now investigating the shooting as a homicide.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Chico Police Department 897-4911.