Apparent gang members suspected of shooting at woman in East Valinda

EAST VALINDA — Deputies arrested two men and a woman Friday after the men allegedly opened fire on a woman with a handgun, authorities said.
Michael Ramirez, 26, of East Valinda was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and preventing or dissuading a witness, Jorge Guerrero, 20, of Bloomington was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, and Jennifer Riutort, 21, of Diamond Bar was booked on suspicion of preventing or dissuading a witness, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Arthur Scott said.
The suspects were arrested after deputies found the car believed to have been used in the shooting parked about half a mile away, the lieutenant said.
No one was injured in the shooting, which took place about 3:45 p.m. in the 1500 block of Shipman Avenue, the lieutenant said.
The men who were jailed were suspected of carrying out the shooting, Scott said, while the female suspect is believed to have followed the intended victim home earlier in the day.
A 26-year-old woman was standing in front of a home when a Volkswagon car passed by, Scott said.
Ramirez, who was driving, screamed out gang-related remarks before firing twice at the woman, but missing, he said.
Deputies spotted the suspect vehicle in the 17400 block of Tadmore Street and arrested Ramirez and Guerrero as they were walking away from it, Scott said. The victim recognized them as her attackers.
The female suspect was arrested nearby, he added.
Scott said it was not clear if the apparent victim had gang ties.
According to sheriff’s booking records, Ramirez and Riutort were being held in lieu of $100,000 bail each. Guerrero was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.
All three are due in West Covina Superior Court Tuesday for arraignment.

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