Trio of shootings in 24 hours

Police report three between Saturday and Sunday

Chico Police say a string of shootings in the neighborhoods south of Chico State over the weekend appear to be gang-related.

According to Chico Police, at 10:46 p.m. on Saturday (April 5), an apartment complex at West First and Klondike Court was the scene of a drive-by shooting. A shot was fired from a red Toyota sedan into a crowd at that location. No one was hurt. About an hour later, however, a 21-year-old man was shot near the corner of Third and Broadway. He was hit in the torso but his wound was not life-threatening. Witnesses reported hearing a gang slur shouted at the time of the shooting and described two suspects, both Hispanic men.

Then, at about 2:40 p.m. on Sunday, two ski-mask-wearing assailants jumped out of a black SUV and began firing at a trailer park along the 1400 block of Nord Avenue. Chico Police pulled over a vehicle matching that description and arrested Jasper Frank Sandoval, 22; Edgar Olivar, 19; and a 16-year-old boy. Two semi-automatic firearms found on the streets the SUV traveled link the suspects to the Nord Avenue shooting.