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5 shot in midnight drive-by shooting

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POSTED March 24, 2010 2:43 a.m.
Five people were shot shortly after midnight Tuesday morning – miraculously no one was killed.  A neighboring resident told the Bulletin she heard a burst of gunfire that sounded like an automatic weapon being discharged.

Manteca Police Detective Wayne Miller said the drive-by assault occurred at 12:07 a.m. when shots rang out targeting a group standing in an open garage in the 200 block of Acacia Avenue.  Three victims were transported to local hospitals – two by ambulance and one by a private vehicle.  Two others were only grazed by bullets and reportedly refused treatment at the scene.

Cynthia Clairos, 26, and DeWayne Thompson, 30, were transported by ambulance and Alberto Ramirez, was taken to a hospital in a private vehicle.  Carlos Tafoya, 21, and Arturo Tafoya, 23, refused treatment.  Detective Miller said none of the injuries were life threatening and all the victims were released from the hospital on Tuesday. One victim was hit in the pelvis, one in the leg, and one in the ankle. The other two were grazed by bullets.

Miller said that two of the victims were possibly gang members, however he didn’t know if the shooting was actually gang related.  The weapon was believed to be a semi-automatic hand gun, but police were not releasing the caliber of the gun as it might jeopardize their case.

No one was able to tell police the make or model of the car the shooter was using to attack the group or its direction of travel.
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