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Man accused of shooting woman, teen girl in Watsonville arrested

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Watsonville Police
Raul Morales

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (KION)

UPDATE 6/16/2020 12 p.m. A man has been arrested in connection to a Watsonville shooting that left a woman and teen girl in critical condition.

The suspect, 35-year-old Raul Morales, was arrested in Los Banos and charged with attempted murder.

Police say it appears that there was a dispute between Morales and his girlfriend's family on Cereze Street before the shooting Sunday night.

The woman and the teen are being treated at an out-of-county trauma center.

Morales was arrested within 8 hours of the shooting with the help of the Merced County Sheriff's Office and Los Banos police. He was booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail.

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It happened on Cereze Street Sunday night.

Police say a suspect is in custody and the two victims were taken to the hospital.

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Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.

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