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Salinas man, juvenile arrested following two gang-related shootings

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Police arrested a man and a juvenile Sunday following a pair of gang-related shootings Saturday in Gilroy, both involving four male suspects driving inside a vehicle. At about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, police received a report from a male and a female victim about shots fired at them from a vehicle occupied by four males in the 1500 block of Marin Avenue, police said. The four-door vehicle had pulled alongside the couple, someone inside challenged the victims’ gang affiliation and then someone wearing a black hat fired at them, police said. No one was hurt in the gunfire and the suspects drove away from the scene, police said. Officers located a bullet hole in a vehicle that was parked nearby in the street, police said. Salinas police responded to a second shooting Saturday at about 9:20 p.m. in the 100 block of La Posada Drive. A 17-year-old boy reported that several shots were fired at him from a vehicle containing four Hispanic males, police said.

The boy told police that he recognized the males as members of a rival gang, police said. The rounds missed the boy and landed in exterior walls of nearby apartments, police said. The males in the vehicle drove away and police searched for them in vain. But about four hours later early Sunday morning, officers received an anonymous tip that the suspects had returned to La Posada Drive. When officers arrived all four suspects ran away but all of them were apprehended, police said. A 17-year-old boy was identified as the driver of the vehicle in the second shooting, and Jesse Gomez, 18, the alleged shooter. They were also identified as gang members, police said. The driver and Gomez were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder with gang enhancements and conspiracy, police said.

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