Teenagers arrested in connection to drive by shooting near elementary school

HANFORD, California - Two teenagers are facing several felony charges including attempted murder following a drive-by shooting that unfolded in front of an elementary school in Hanford. 

Monday afternoon Hanford police were called to Roosevelt Elementary School after receiving numerous calls of shots fired. Officers soon discovered a drive-by shooting had occurred.

Police say a 14-year-old boy was hit by gunfire including four vehicles in the school parking. The boy was taken to the hospital.

Detectives identified the suspect vehicle as a 2013 Honda Civic. 

Late Monday night detectives located one of the suspects at a Walgreens on 11th Avenue and arrested 18-year-old Nicholas Saldana. A few hours later officers located the second suspect, 18-year-old Anthony Alvarez and arrested him. Detectives located and seized the vehicle.

Both Alvarez and Saldana were booked into the Kings County Jail for 3 counts of Attempted Murder, Shooting on a school campus, Shooting at a vehicle, Shooting from a vehicle, and Participating in a Criminal Street Gang.
 


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