Violent Crime

* Jose Lopez, John Carlos Castro Arrested By Gilroy Police in Alleged Shooting on Montebello Drive

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Three men have been arrested following a shooting at a Gilroy apartment complex, police said today. Multiple rounds were fired just before 6 p.m. in the quad area of an apartment building on the 900 block of Montebello Drive, at a time when numerous neighbors and children were outside and in the area, police said. Suspects were seen leaving the area in a vehicle and were later stopped and detained at a commercial center near First Street and Wren Avenue.

Police arrested Gilroy residents Jose Lopez, 19, John Carlos Castro, 18, and one 15-year-old whose name has been withheld. Police say they have now determined the suspects were firing at a member of a rival gang, and firearms and other evidence have been recovered. The suspects face charges including shooting at an inhabited dwelling, participation in a gang-related crime, possession of a sawed-off shotgun, possession of a concealed firearm in a vehicle, reckless driving and driving without a license.

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