6 injured in early morning shooting at Oceano Dunes, suspected gunman arrested

Six people were injured when a gunman allegedly opened fire on a crowd of people gathered early Sunday morning at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, authorities said.

Francisco Orozco of Oakland was arrested later in the day in connection with the shooting on charges of attempted murder, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

There were no fatalities reported and all six victims were taken to a local hospital, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

SLO County Sheriff's Office

Early reports indicated that there were five shooting victims.

The Sheriff’s Office, which took over the investigation from California State Parks, is continuing to process evidence and interview witnesses.

The incident was reported at 12 a.m. when State Parks received 911 calls of shots fired at the dunes.

Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Grace Norris told reporters that a large crowd was gathered in the south end of the park when the shooting occurred.

No further information was immediately available Sunday evening.

The shooting was the latest in a string of incidents over the past two weeks at the dunes. 

A Sacramento man was killed April 26 in an ATV crash. And on April 19, a San Jose woman was killed in a multi-vehcile crash

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