7 arrested in Tulare Foods Co shooting

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FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Tulare Police Department said they arrested seven people, including three minors, in connection with a fight where two people were shot near the front door of a Foods Co on Wednesday. Two people remain in critical condition.

Investigators said they used video surveillance to identify the suspect's vehicle and the suspects. The seven people arrested include three 17-year-old males. They are being held in the Tulare County Juvenile Hall.

The other suspects include 21-year-old Esperanza Rangel, 19-year-old Jairo Cesar Delamora, 18-year-old Paul Castro, and 22-year-old Abraham Gonzalez. They are being held at the Tulare County Jail.

All of the suspects have been charged with attempted homicide and gang enhancement.

Police say they are still looking for the gun used in the shooting. They also said they initially believed one of the people involved in the fight had been stabbed, however they now say that victim was shot.

Police are now calling this a gang related shooting.

Foods Co released the following statement to Action News:

Foods Co is saddened by this act of violence and our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and our associate. We are grateful that our friend and fellow associate is recovering. We are cooperating fully with the police during the ongoing investigation.

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