Oct 5, 2014 11:41 AM by News Staff
Chico Police have identified the suspects involved in a Saturday afternoon shootout on the streets of Chico as members of rival gangs.
Agents with the Chico gang unit arrested Paul Thao, 20, Flash Her, 21, and Boy Yang, 22 all of Oroville. The fourth suspect is from Sacramento and his name wasn't released because he is a minor.
Around 1:15 p.m. Saturday afternoon witnesses reported shots fired near Flyer's convenience store off Cohasset Road. Several Asian men from two cars were allegedly firing at each other before crashing separately in the parking lot behind Panda Express.
Police say the four men in custody were arrested by K-Mart on Pillsbury Road, while three others remain at large.
According to police, the suspects were in the area for the Hmong New Year celebration at Bidwell Junior High School. The event was supposed to continue Sunday, but officials determined the event should be canceled following Saturday's incident.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Chico Police Department.