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Valley college football coach shot to death by father in Fresno, police say

FRESNO, California (KFSN) – Police say a Valley College football coach was shot to death by his father at a family reunion Wednesday morning.

Fresno police say William ‘Billy’ Wright, 31, was visiting his family in Fresno when he and his father got into a fight.

Then his father went and got a pistol and shot his son in the chest just before 11 in the morning. The son was rushed to the Community Regional Medical Center but died of his injuries.

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Billy Wright coached football at Sequoia College in Vizalia and previously coached at Redley College. He had also worked as a federal penitentiary at Valley State Prison in Chowchilla.

Fresno police say his father, 52-year-old William Wright, remained at the scene after the shooting until police arrived and arrested him. He is being held in Fresno County Jail and is facing murder charges.

Fresno police say their investigation is still in the early stages.

If you have any information about the incident, we urge you to call Detective C. Franks at 559-621-2427 or Detective R. Rockwell at 559-621-2448.

You can also remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 498-STOP (7867).

If you are a victim of domestic abuse or know someone who is, help is available 24 hours a day. In Fresno County, call it Marjaree Mason Center at (559) 233-4357. At all other locations, call the National Domestic Violence Contact Line at (800) 799-7233.

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