Suspect arrested in McFarland gang shooting

Shooting left six wounded

MCFARLAND, Calif. - A suspect was arrested in connection to a shooting that left six people with gunshot wounds.

On Friday, March 1, at about 11:30 p.m., officers from the McFarland Police Department went to Browning Road and B Street regarding shots fired.

Officers said when they arrived they found six victims who were all shot below the waist. Several of the victims from the shooting were said to be members of the 'Myfas' Sureno gang, according to police.

All of the victims were taken to either Delano Regional Medical Center or Kern Medical Center for treatment.

According to victim and witness statements, the shooting was unprovoked. The victims said that the suspected vehicle was a dark colored mini-van.  

Numerous .45 caliber shell casings were recovered from the scene in addition to bullet fragments.

Officers said several of the rounds fired entered a home where several children and adults were at risk of being hit.

On Wednesday, March 20, at about 4:00 p.m., officials said 19-year-old Angel Zazueta was apprehended in Earlimart.

Zazuerta was interviewed and he confessed to his involvement in the shooting and admitted he was a member of the 'Earla Norte' Norteno gang.

Gang indicia and evidence regarding the shooting was found at his home, according to police.

Several attempts to locate the remaining three suspects were made.

Currently the suspects are said to be fleeing from capture and are considered to be armed with several handguns, police said.

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