Gang member arrested for attempted murders in Tulare County

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Gang member arrested for attempted murders in Tulare County
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Detectives in the South Valley have made a second arrest after a gas station shooting back in April.

TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- Detectives in the South Valley have made a second arrest after a gas station shooting back in April.

On Wednesday, the Tulare County Sheriff's Office arrested 19-year-old Jose Armas for two counts of attempted murder and a gang enhancement.

Detectives also found also an AR-15-style gun in the home where Armas was taken into custody.

Investigators say on April 29 Armas and another man, Andres Castillo, opened fire on a man at a gas station on Road 128 in Orosi.

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The victim survived and Castillo was arrested that same day.

Detectives say they were able to track down Armas because of evidence from another shooting and carjacking earlier this month.