LEMOORE — A man riding his bike early Tuesday morning in Lemoore was shot by two teenagers, police said.

At about 6 a.m., Lemoore Police officers were called to the 1300 block of Cedar Lane regarding someone who had been shot.

Upon arrival, officers said they located a 67-year-old man who had been shot in the upper arm and chest area.

As officers began rendering medical aid to the victim, they said they began interviewing him as well.

Police said the man stated he was on a bike ride in his neighborhood when he was approached by two men dressed in dark clothing.

Police said the victim said one of the suspects said something to him while he was riding his bike toward them and then stepped in his path in an attempt to get him to stop.

When the victim altered his path and rode around the men, police said the victim said one shot was fired and he felt it hit him before he rode home and called the police.

A search of the area where the victim said he was shot led officers to the discovery of a shell casing in the 1300 block of Lincoln Lane.

The victim was taken via Life Flight to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno where police said he is listed in stable condition.

Officers began looking in the area where the suspects were last seen, and officials said an officer saw two men matching the description walking into a nearby apartment complex.

Officers found one of the suspects, identified as 18-year-old Cesar Moreno-Pinon of Lemoore, and he was taken into custody without incident.

Police said the other man fled from the officers to an open field in the 1600 block of West D Street.

Additional officers responded and spotted the suspect and officers said they chased the man on foot and eventually caught him after a short time as he attempted to exit the field onto Castle Way.

Police said the man, identified as 18-year-old Jimmy Yzquierdo-Zaragoza, was also taken into custody without further incident.

Officials said Moreno-Pinon was booked into the Kings County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder, participation in a criminal street gang, conspiracy to commit murder, threatening a peace officer and public intoxication. His bail was set at $1.12 million.

Authorities said Yzquierdo-Zaragoza was booked into the Kings County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder, participation in a criminal street gang, conspiracy to commit murder, possession of burglary tools and resisting arrest. His bail was set at $1.11 million.

Police said video surveillance was also seized as evidence and assisted in this case.

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