Gang sweep in Sanger nabs one shooting suspect

KFSN | May 20, 2011

SANGER, Calif. — Sanger Police have more than doubled the amount of officers battling gangs. That came after a rash of shootings in March. Things seemed to be going well until Thursday night’s gang related shooting that resulted in two innocent victims who were injured.

Police officers patrolled the streets of Sanger Friday night determined to bring gang violence to a screeching halt.

Gang task force officers mobilized quickly late Thursday night and all day Friday to find the people responsible for shooting Richard Olivarez and his four year old grandson. Fortunately their injuries were not life threatening. The two ended up being innocent victims of an apparent battle between two rival gangs.

“What this is going to do is just bring more heat down on the gangs as a result of the shooting last night. We’re just going to start applying more pressure.” said Sanger Police Chief Tom Klose.

They’re hard work paid off Friday. Police arrested one person they believe is involved in the crime. They also say they recovered the rifle, car, and clothing used in the attempted murder.

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