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The Latest: Arrest in shooting at California’s Oceano Dunes

May 5, 2019

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting that injured six on California’s central coast (all times local):

3:30 p.m.

Authorities have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with a shooting that injured six people at the Oceano Dunes Natural Preserve on California’s central coast.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says Sunday that 19-year-old Francisco Orozco could face multiple counts of attempted murder. It wasn’t immediately known if the Oakland resident has an attorney.

Officials said six people were hospitalized following the shooting shortly after midnight as a large crowd was gathered at the recreation area. The victims’ conditions were not available.

Investigators have not named a possible motive.

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10:40 a.m.

Authorities say six people were hospitalized following a shooting at the Oceano Dunes Natural Preserve on California’s central coast.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says Sunday that no arrests have been made. But investigators believe the shooting just after midnight was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.

The conditions of those hurt weren’t immediately available.

KSBY-TV reports a large crowd was gathered at the recreation area when gunfire erupted. Officials haven’t identified a suspect or a possible motive.

Detectives remained at the scene throughout the night conducting interviews and looking for evidence.

The area was closed early Sunday but is expected to reopen later in the day.

Francisco Orozco, 19, Oakland CA

DETAILS OF NEWS RELEASE: The Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in connection with today’s shooting at the Oceano Dunes. was arrested today on charges of attempted murder.

On 5-5-19 at approximately 12:00 AM, reports of shots fired at the Oceano Dunes were called in to State Parks. The Sheriff’s Office is leading this investigation, and is continuing to process evidence and interview witnesses. No further information is available at this time.

To report information regarding this incident, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (805)781-4550. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling (805)549-STOP (7867) or through their website: www.slotips.org.

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