LEMOORE — Three men have been arrested in what Lemoore Police Department officials said was a gang-related shooting that injured two people.
Just after 2:30 p.m. Friday, Lemoore officers were dispatched to the 200 block of F St. in regards to shots being fired in the area. As officers were responding, they said they were told by dispatch that a man was down with an apparent gunshot wound.
Officers arrived on scene and located the victim, who was then transported to a local area hospital where he is expected to survive, officials said.
During the investigation, detectives said they learned a second victim had been shot and was transported by family to another local area hospital. They said this victim is also expected to survive.
Investigators began processing the scene and talking with witnesses. Police said witnesses provided the detectives with a vehicle description, as well as a description of the suspects involved.
That information was broadcast out to the surrounding agencies and with the assistance of the Hanford Police Department, Kings County Probation Department and the Kings County Sheriff’s Office, officials said the suspect vehicle was located in Hanford.
Those agencies were able to conduct a traffic stop and detain three suspects who authorities believed to be involved with the shooting in Lemoore.
After further investigation, police said the three subjects detained were positively identified as the suspects in this case. They said all three men were transported to the Lemoore Police Department, interviewed, and ultimately booked into the Kings County Jail.
The suspects were identified as 22-year-old Javier Limon of Hanford, 25-year-old Alejandro Cadena of Stratford and 19-year-old Fabian Carnero of Hanford.
Each suspect was booked into the Kings County Jail on suspicion of three counts of attempted homicide, two counts of shooting at a dwelling and criminal conspiracy with a gang enhancement, officers said. Their bail was set at $3,055,000.
At this time, authorities said they believe the shooting was gang related. The Lemoore Police Department is still actively investigating this case and is asking anyone with information to contact Detective Johnathan Moritz or Detective Mark Pescatore at 924-9574.