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Redlands police arrest 2 for attempted murder

July 27, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Two Redlands men have been arrested for attempted murder after a July 21 shooting on the 800 block of Sixth Street left one man injured.Redlands Police investigators say Alejandro Maciel Sanchez, 19, and Juan Rene Gonzalez, 22, both of Redlands, were arrested Saturday afternoon for attempted murder and taking part in a criminal street gang. Police say both men are documented gang members.

Witnesses told police a group of neighbors confronted several individuals tagging property in the area. One of the suspects reportedly began firing at the residents, striking a 55-year-old man in the arm. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police arrested Sanchez and Gonzalez a short time later. They are still searching for a possible third suspect.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Sgt. Mike Reiss or Redlands Police Dispatch at (909) 798-7681. Anonymous tips can be texted to 274637 using the keyword "REDTIP."


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