Two men arrested in connection with shooting at party in Paso Robles

Frank JamesRicky Sanchez
Frank JamesRicky Sanchez

Deputies from San Luis Obispo County’s gang task force have arrested two men who were wanted in connection with an attempted murder that happened July 10 east of Paso Robles.

Sheriff’s Department spokesman Rob Bryn said Frank James Ricky Sanchez, 25, of Paso Robles and Salvador Solorio, 28, of San Jose were arrested late Tuesday without incident near a home in Bakersfield.

They were allegedly involved in a confrontation about 6:05 p.m. at a small birthday party. Sheriff’s officials said a man in his 20s suffered a superficial wound after either Sanchez or Solorio shot him during a confrontation at the gathering on Weeping Willow Way near Jardine Road.

The man, who was not identified, declined treatment for the wound, sheriff's officials said.

Solorio and Sanchez were arrested and booked into the Kern County Jail. They are currently being taken to the San Luis Obispo County Jail and will be booked on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and participation in a criminal street gang, Bryn said.

Early reports had described the incident as a drive-by shooting. But the shooting took place after Sanchez and Solorio arrived at the party and the man — himself armed with a knife and a handgun — started a confrontation with the two, according to the Sheriff's Department.

Sanchez and Solorio were reportedly driving a lowered white Chevrolet Blazer with tinted windows and racing rims.