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Arrests Made Locally in Connection with Gang Shooting

Chula Vista Police made arrests in Spring Valley in connection with an Oct. 7 shooting.

Three men arrested in connection with an apparent gang-related shooting that left two men wounded in the South Bay last fall were scheduled to be arraigned today.

Manuel Cadena, 30, Oswoldo Mariscal, 22, and Paul Mariscal, 29, were arrested Thursday on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and attempted murder, with a gang enhancement, according to Chula Vista police.

They are accused in the shooting took place around 1:40 a.m. Oct. 7 on Kearny Street, near Second Avenue in Chula Vista. Police said the victims were two men who were shot while inside a vehicle, then drove themselves to an area hospital for treatment. Both survived.

Cadena and the Mariscals were arrested during simultaneous raids carried out about 5:45 a.m. Thursday by the Chula Vista Police Department's Crimes of Violence Unit.

Police said the raids took place at two residences -- one in the 3200 block of Olive Street in National City and one in the 9200 block of Harness Drive in Spring Valley.

Cadena was arrested at the Harness Drive residence, while the Mariscals were arrested on Olive Street, police Capt. Gary Wedge said.

SWAT members and the Sheriff's Department's Special Enforcement Detail assisted in the operation.

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