After several Turlockers reported hearing multiple gunshots Monday morning, police determined the shots were from the opening of dove hunting season.
According to Turlock police spokesperson Cpl. Ramon Godoy, the Turlock Police Department received reports of shots fired near Pitman High School.
The shots have been determined to be from hunters shooting on the opening day of dove season, said Godoy.
Godoy advised that hunters' gunshots may be heard near the outskirts of Turlock throughout the day and throughout the season.
Dove season opened Sept. 1 and will continue through Sept. 15, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The season will then reopen Nov. 8 through Dec. 22.
Turlockers may be wary of gunshots as there have been two drive-by shootings as of late. On Aug. 23, a 14-year-old was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to his thigh in what appeared to be a drive-by shooting between two vehicles on Park Street. One suspect was arrested for a stolen vehicle, but the alleged shooting party has not been located.
Then on Aug. 29, a similar drive-by shooting occurred on the 1000 block of Chestnut Street. No victims or suspects have been located at this time.
If gunshots seem suspicious, Turlockers can report the shots to the Turlock Police Department at 209-668-1200.