Shooting at Denny's injures 2 in Turlock

TURLOCK — Two people were shot early Saturday in the parking lot of the Denny's restaurant on Lander Avenue, police said.

The 4:15 a.m. shootings came about four hours after an unrelated incident in which a man was arrested on suspicion of shooting at a house on Angelus Street in west Turlock. No one was injured.

The shooting victims — a 33-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman, whose names were not released — were reported in stable condition later Saturday at an undisclosed hospital. The man was shot in the chest and the woman in the abdomen, police Sgt. Steve Webb said.

The victims were shot during an argument by a man who was described as Latino, with no other identifying details, Webb said. The shooter and two other men are believed to have left in a silver vehicle that last was seen heading north on Highway 99, he said.

The other shooting happened about 12:05 a.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Angelus. Webb said a man argued with his ex-girlfriend's mother, then left and returned with a handgun that he fired at the front of a house.

About 15 minutes later, police found Everardo Hinojosa, 30, on a bicycle on nearby Orange Street, Webb said. He was arrested on suspicion of shooting at a residence, making terrorist threats, possession of a stolen weapon and possession of stolen property.

Hinojosa remained in Stanislaus County Jail on Saturday evening without bail.

Bee staff writer John Holland can be reached at or 578-2385.