Three suspected gang members were in custody Tuesday in connection with an apparently random weekend shooting that wounded three women at an Oceanside strip mall.
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Detectives investigating the crime arrested Deshune Pedro Bryant, 18, Anthony Siaopo Tua, 19, and a 16-year-old on Monday evening, according to the Oceanside Police Department. The latter’s name was withheld because he is a minor.
The victims, two of whom are 20 years old and the other 38, were in front of a clothing store at the shopping center in the 3700 block of Mission Avenue when the gunfire erupted at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, said OPD spokesman Tom Bussey. The women were treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening wounds.
“It does not appear that the victims were the intended targets, as the (assailants) shot into a large group of people,” Bussey said. “The shooting appears to have been gang motivated.”
Bryant, a Fallbrook resident, and Tua, of Oceanside, are scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon. The date of the third suspect’s initial hearing in juvenile court was not immediately available.
— City News Service
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