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Two arrested in Emerald Hills shooting that injured 2

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego police arrested two men Sunday for Saturday's gang-related shooting in the Emerald Hills neighborhood.

Police arrested 18-year-old Anthony Penn and a 16-year-old juvenile for the shooting that left 21-year-old Martin Barnett and 7-year-old Laura Castello wounded, Lt Bill Stetson said. Castello was an innocent bystander, playing in a nearby yard.

The shooting occurred at roughly 1:50 p.m. on Roswell Street near 56th Street, police said.

Witnesses told police Barnett stood across the street from the two suspects. Words were exchanged and the 16-year-old suspect pulled out a handgun and fired several rounds at Barnett. Two rounds struck Barnett in his upper arms. One round struck 7-year-old Laura Castello in the leg. Barnett and Castello were transported by paramedics for treatment and both are expected to be OK.

The two suspects fled in a dark-brown 4-door Ford, according to police.

Gang Unit detectives identified Penn as the companion of the shooter during the incident when he returned to the scene after the shooting. The 16-year-old was taken into custody at his home without incident at about 7:10 p.m. last night, Stetson said.

Both suspects are being charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and participation in a criminal street gang, Stetson said.

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SAN DIEGO (CNS/CBS 8) - San Diego police Sunday sought a gunman who inadvertently wounded a 7-year-old girl in Emerald Hills while shooting at a man, who was left with arm and shoulder wounds.

The shooter in Saturday's roughly 1:50 p.m. attack on Roswell Street near 56th Street was described as a black man about 20, with his hair swept back into a puffy ponytail, police said.

Witnesses told police a 21-year-old man and two men across the street gave one another a look, then gunfire broke out.

The girl, wounded in a leg, was taken to Rady Children's Hospital and expected to be OK.

The two suspects fled in a dark-brown 4-door Ford, according to police.   

News 8's Richard Allyn files this video report from Rady Children's Hospital with details in the investigation and the latest on their conditions.

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