Two arrested in attempted homicide

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WATSONVILLE — Two Watsonville men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide in a shooting event on Sept. 2 on the 100 block of Roosevelt Street.

An investigation has revealed that two suspects approached a 20-year-old male victim and shot multiple times. He was then flown by helicopter to an out-of-county trauma center, Watsonville Police said.

Investigators arrested Alejandro Martinez-Flores, 25, on Sept. 3, and Jacob Hernandez, 23, on Monday, both on suspicion of attempted homicide with gang enhancements.

The victim, who has not been named, is reportedly recovering from his injuries.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call WPD Investigations at 768-3350.

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