One shot, three arrested following gang-related shooting in Santa Rosa
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BCN) - At least one person was shot and three others arrested following a gang-related shooting in northwest Santa Rosa on Friday night, according to police.
The shooting was first reported by a police officer on patrol while driving on Northcoast Street around 9:34 p.m., police said. The shots were heard in the Tan Oak Court area, and the three suspects ran from the court onto Northcoast Street towards the officer when the shooting stopped.
Police said the officer told the suspects - at gunpoint - to get on the ground, but only one suspect complied and the other two fled the scene. Both of the suspects who fled were soon found after a police search of the nearby area.
The victim, identified as an 18-year-old man, was found on Tan Oak Court, according to police, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his lower extremities and a group of five people ranging in age from 16-to-25 years old with him. He was transported to a hospital and was in stable condition on Saturday.
The first suspect - who didn't run from the reporting officer - was identified as 23-year-old Omar Ernesto Nunez-Davila and was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, gang participation and other weapons counts.
A second suspect, identified as 26-year-old Emmanuel Flores of Santa Rosa, was also arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and gang-related counts.
A female suspect, identified as 24-year-old Tania Cruz of Santa Rosa, was arrested on several counts of weapons and gang-related activity violations.
Investigators found a loaded weapon near the crime scene that was used in the shooting and believed the victim was targeted. Another loaded weapon was found while serving investigators served search warrants.
All three suspects were booked into the Sonoma County Jail.
Anyone with any information on the case is asked to call police at (707) 543-3670. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call (707) 543-4264.