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Yuba City man arrested, 2 wounded in homeless camp shooting

Deputies have arrested a 34-year-old man from Yuba City who shot at two victims at a homeless camp on Monday.

Posted: Dec 2, 2019 2:11 PM
Updated: Dec 3, 2019 4:34 PM

UPDATE: 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - Deputies have arrested a 34-year-old man from Yuba City who shot at two victims at a homeless camp on Monday.

The Sutter County Sheriff's Office arrested Mark Anthony Silveira Junior, of Yuba City for a shooting incident that happened on Monday, Dec. 2.

The shooting took place at the homeless camp east of Putman Ave, in Yuba City. Silveira was in the process of stealing items from the victim's camp when he was confronted by the victim and the victim's friend, deputies said.

Silveira shot the victims while being confronted, deputies said. He was arrested and booked for attempted murder, possession of stolen property, burglary, felon in possession of a weapon, and drug-related crimes.

Silveira will have a court date for arraignment on Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. The case is still under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Sutter County Sheriff’s Detective Division at 530-822-2310.

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YUBA CITY, Calif. - Yuba City Police department received a call with reports of a gunshot victim in the area of Burns drive and Putman Ave. on Monday morning around 9:30 a.m.

Yuba City Police determined that the incident occurred in a homeless camp near a levee located in Sutter County Sherrif's jurisdiction.

Sutter County deputies responded and with the assistance of Yuba City Police Officers located two victims with gunshot wounds.

One victim reportedly had a gunshot wound to the groin area with another victim having a wound in the buttocks area.

Both victims were transported safely to the hospital and are being treated.

Sutter County detectives and deputies are currently investigating the crime and processing the crime scene. 

Sutter County Sheriff's Department said they have requested all civilians to avoid the area west of Putnam Ave and Burns drive near the levee.

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