Two people were shot and left for dead in the unincorporated community of Anza and the gunmen were arrested 20 miles away in Hemet, a sheriff’s spokesman said Saturday.

The shooting occurred at about 3:15 p.m. Thursday in the 54500 block of Maraza Road where first responders found two men suffering from gunshot wounds, Riverside County sheriff’s Investigator Armando Munoz said.

Both victims were flown to a hospital, one with serious injuries, he said.

The suspects drove away from the scene in an attempt to flee but responding deputies were able to follow them to a home in the 200 block of South State Street in Hemet, Munoz said.

Deputies and Hemet police officers surrounded and eventually entered the home where they arrested three people on suspicion of attempted murder: Jesus Gonzalez-Renteria, 36, of Perris; Francisco Ibarra, 33, of Banning; and Ramon Pizarro, 37, of Perris.

Munoz said investigators found evidence in the home to tie the suspects to the Anza shooting.

In addition, Machele Delpozo, 36, a Mexican national was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property and Alex Gaspar, 39, of Hemet was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

All five suspects were booked into the Cois M. Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta.

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