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Corcoran police found an AK-47 assault rifle, two revolvers and ammunition during a traffic stop Sunday night.

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CORCORAN — Corcoran police officers report they found an AK-47 assault rifle, two revolvers and ammunition during a traffic stop Sunday night.

About 8:20 p.m., officers were sent to the 1800 block of Letts Avenue on a shots fired call.

Officers were told the suspects were possibly in a tan Chevrolet Blazer. Police said they conducted a search of the area and did not find anything struck by gun fire.

Later, officers located a tan Chevrolet Blazer in the 25000 block of Seventh Avenue.

Officers said they contacted two males juveniles, ages 16 and 17, and two adults, who were identified as Salvadore Rangel and Maurice Hernandez. Police report they found two revolvers, an AK-47 and ammunition with one of the revolvers later being determined to be reported stolen.

During the investigation, one of the subjects admitted to discharging the rifle and being an active gang member, police said.

All four subjects were arrested on suspicion of possession of an assault rifle, possession of a loaded firearm, possession of a concealed firearm, participation in a street gang and possession of stolen property.

The juveniles were booked into the Kings County Juvenile Center.

Rangel and Hernandez were later booked into Kings County Jail with bail set at $155,000.

The reporter can be reached at 583-2431 or jbutters@HanfordSentinel.com. Follow him on twitter @jsbutters.

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