Police arrest 2 teenagers in killing of 2 boys in California
UNION CITY, Calif.–
2 teenage gang members have actually been detained and charged in the November killings of 2 boys that stunned a San Francisco Bay Location neighborhood, authorities announced Friday.
Jason Cornejo, 18, of Castro Valley, and a 17- year-old young boy from Hayward were charged Thursday with the murders of Sean Withington, 14, and Kevin Hernandez, 11, stated Union City Authorities Chief Jared Rinetti.
The kids were fatally shot on Nov. 23 while being in a minivan in the parking lot of Searles Grade school in Union City.
The teenage suspects are members of a gang however authorities didn’t name it throughout a news conference Friday citing the ongoing examination. An intention in the killings remains under examination, authorities stated.
They were charged with 2 counts of murder with gang enhancements, stated Chief Assistant District Lawyer Kevin Dunleavy.
” These killings were made with the benefit, instructions and association of a criminal street gang,” he said.
Both suspects were currently in-custody on unrelated charges.
Cornejo is scheduled to be arraigned later on Friday.
Rinetti stated 5 police department and the state’s lawyer general’s office helped in the investigation.
The killings occurred “when an outdoors gang entered Union City to wreak havoc,” Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci stated.
Cops in January released a security electronic camera picture of a silver vehicle they think the suspects utilized. They likewise provided a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the wrongdoers.
The Union City Cops Department stated in a statement Thursday its officers “in coordination with partner firms have actually been devoting countless hours to bring justice to the households of the victims and closure to the neighborhood.”
New Sanctuary Unified School District Superintendent John Thompson said the kids went to schools in the district.
Police Lt. Steve Mendez said there was no indication of a connection between the shooting and the school where it happened. People occasionally collect in the fairly remote parking lot, Mendez said.