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Watsonville man arrested for gang shooting in Santa Cruz

A Watsonville man was arrested for allegedly shooting at three people in a car earlier this month.

According to Santa Cruz Police, 18-year-old, Jovanni Fernandez was found to be involved in a shooting in Santa Cruz near the intersection of Soquel and Branciforte Avenue.

Around 2 p.m. on January 20, officers arrived and located a car struck by two bullets. Three people were inside the car but none of them were hit.

“Witnesses in the area reported seeing a white VW Jetta with multiple occupants fleeing the area on Soquel Avenue,” said SCPD.

Santa Cruz Police said the investigation of the shooting is ongoing.

Giovanni was booked into county jail for multiple counts of attempted murder, along with gang and firearm enhancement.

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