Placentia shooting victim
First responders with the victim in the 100 block of South Murray Street in Placentia. Photo: OnSceneTV

A 38-year-old convicted felon, who was out on bail on gun charges, made his first appearance in court on charges of shooting another man in Placentia.

Frank James Mosqueda of Huntington Beach is accused of shooting another man in his 20s in Placentia on Saturday, according to Placentia police Sgt. Adam Gloe.

Police responded to a call of shots fired about 11:15 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of South Murray Street, Gloe said.

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When the officers arrived they found the victim, who sustained several gunshot wounds to the lower body, and was taken to an area hospital.

Mosqueda was arrested Tuesday in Irvine, Gloe said.

Mosqueda was charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm by a felon and carrying a loaded firearm in public, all felonies.

Mosqueda also faces sentencing enhancement allegations for discharging a firearm causing great bodily injury, personal use of a firearm and committing a secondary offense while released from custody.

Mosqueda posted bail and was released from jail April 25 on a separate case, according to court records.

In the prior case he was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a firearm with a prior conviction, carrying a loaded firearm in public, carrying a loaded firearm in a public place with a prior conviction, carrying a loaded stolen firearm in public and being a prohibited person owning ammunition, according to court records.

Mosqueda pleaded not guilty to those charges March 28.

Mosqueda’s arraignment Thursday in the attempted murder case was rescheduled for Aug. 25.

–City News Service

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