Madera County sheriff's deputies are calling the death of an 18-year-old man Saturday night near the Pilot Truck Stop in Chowchilla a homicide.
The victim suffered a fatal gunshot wound during a party held on Avenue 18½ and Road 21 on Saturday night. His name is not being released, according to Erica Stuart, sheriff's spokes- woman.
Stuart said no further details are available about the death, which is the fifth homicide reported in Madera County this year.
Deputies are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call (559) 675-7770 or CrimeStoppers at (559) 498-7867.