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2 suspects arrested after drive-by shooting in Lucerne Valley

LUCERNE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Police arrested two men after they shot at two people in a moving vehicle, officials said.

The suspects, David Campos, 23, of Victorville and Sergio Rodriguez, 18, of Apple Valley, were arrested early Sunday morning and are currently being held at High Desert Detention Center in lieu of $250,000.00 bail each.

It happened just before 2:00 am on July 28, 2019, when deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station were responding to a report of a shooting near State Highway 18 and Midway in Lucerne Valley.

The victims were at a gas station at the corner of Bear Valley and Navajo Roads when they saw a male with no shirt and a bloody nose running from the location with multiple other subjects, officials said.

The victims, a 26-year-old male from Newberry Springs and a 68-year-old woman from Lucerne Valley believed the individuals had been in a physical altercation and left the gas station without making any contact with the subjects. 

According to a sheriff’s news release, when the victims drove away they noticed a newer model white Dodge Charger following them out of the parking lot. The victims stopped at the post office and saw the same car sitting on the curb and continued east on highway 18 towards Midway.

“The Dodge Charger sped up and drove up next to the victims. The passenger rolled down the window and pointed a gun at the victims, firing three rounds. The rounds struck the driver’s side door. The suspects then fled the scene,” stated the release.

Sheriff’s officials said the victims were not injured and were able to give a good description of the suspect vehicle.

A deputy responding to the incident located the vehicle and conducted a felony traffic stop.

Rodriguez and Campos were arrested without incident. During a search of the vehicle, deputies located a handgun and ammunition, officials said.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Deputy C. Porter at Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, Lucerne Valley Sub-Station, (760) 248-7655. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can report information to WeTip by calling 1-800-78-CRIME, or by accessing the website at www.wetip.com

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