Teenage boy arrested in murder of 14-year-old girl in Orange Cove

This was the latest in a series of gun violence incidents targeting teenagers in Fresno County towns.

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The Fresno County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 16-year-old boy for a deadly shooting in Orange Cove last month.

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Fresno County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 16-year-old boy for a deadly shooting in Orange Cove last month.

The shooting on July 27 outside an apartment complex at E and 8th Streets left 14-year-old of Araceli Gutierrez dead and her 19-year-old boyfriend wounded.

Detectives say they do not yet know what motivated the shooting, and the suspect's name has not been released because he is a minor.

RELATED: Disturbing new trend in Fresno County small towns: Gun violence targeting teens

The Orange Cove shooting was the latest in a series of gun violence incidents targeting teenagers in small towns across Fresno County.

Since the start of this year, at least five other teenagers have been victims in similar shootings in Reedley, Parlier, and Orange Cove.