A man has been arrested for allegedly shooting three people in Acampo on Friday afternoon, killing two of them, then fleeing from police, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department.
The third victim was sent to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, said Detective Dave Konecny with the Sheriff's Department.
The suspect, whose identity has not been revealed, is accused of entering two separate residences in the 24000 block of Homestead Lane around 4:30 p.m. and opening fire, Konecny said. The suspect fled in a blue Ford Ranger pickup truck but was encountered by police, Konecny said, and led them on a pursuit on southbound Highway 99. During the chase, Konecny said the suspect brandished a firearm before ultimately crashing near the Harney Lane exit, and was then taken into custody without incident.
The identity of the three shooting victims was not released Friday.
Steve Stoffel lives at the corner of Homestead Lane and East Jahant Road, just a few houses away from where the incident took place. He was not home when the shooting occurred, but believes he may know one of the victims who was killed.
"You see nothing like that out here," Stoffel said of the shooting. "You thought (it was safe here), but I heard just a few weeks ago ... they found a couple dead on Dustin Road down here."
The dead couple refers to an apparent murder-suicide on March 2. Acampo resident Juan Romero murdered his wife, Billijo Dyer-Romero, and then took his own life, according to the Sheriff's Department.
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