Gang shooting at Sierra casino injures teens |

Gang shooting at Sierra casino injures teens

JACKSON – Authorities have arrested the alleged gunman in the gang-related shooting of two teenagers at an Amador County casino.

The shooting took place inside one of the restaurants at Jackson Rancheria Casino around 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

The 18-year-old and 15-year-old victims suffered gunshot wounds to the face and neck. They were taken to area hospitals, where authorities say they’re in stable condition.

Amador County sheriff’s deputies detained two suspicious men as they tried to leave the casino, one of whom is the suspected shooter.

The suspect – a man in his late teens or early 20s whose name has not been released – is being held without bail on suspicion of attempted murder.

Sheriff’s officials say the suspect and victims are all believed to be associated with Mexican street gangs in the Stockton area.

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