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Carlsbad Shooting Suspect Arrested

Words were exchanged when a man got out of a vehicle and fired shots at the victims



    Carlsbad Shooting Suspect Arrested
    Crime tape blocks off the area of the shooting in Carlsbad.

    An Oceanside man is in custody, accused of shooting and injuring three people in Carlsbad last week.

    Oceanside police helped Carlsbad police arrest Luciano Velasquez, 23, in connection with the shooting near Palm Avenue and Madison Street just west of Interstate 5 on Oct. 10.

    Two friends and a girlfriend, a 16-year-old male, an 18-year-old female and a 26-year-old male, were getting ready to go for a walk around 8:30 p.m. that night when a dark blue Dodge sedan full of people drove near the victims Lt. Matt Magro with Carlsbad police said.

    The car's occupants exchanged words with the victims then one man got out of the vehicle and fired four to six shots at the victims, hitting all of them police said.

    Police Search for Suspect in Carlsbad Shooting

    [DGO] Police Search for Suspect in Carlsbad Shooting
    One neighbor reacts to the shooting of three people on Madison Street just west of Interstate 5 in Carlsbad Monday evening.
    (Published Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011)

    The injuries were described as non-life threatening by police. One person was shot in the arm, another in the leg and the third received two injuries including a grazing wound to the abdomen Magro said.

    On Tuesday, officers arrested Velasquez then served a search warrant on a home in the 500 block of Roja Street in Oceanside. Carlsbad police said they collected evidence from the home but didn't specify what the evidence was or elaborate on a motive in the shooting.

    Velasquez was booked in the Vista Detention Facility on charges that include attempted homicide, and participation in a street gang.

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