Delano-area gang members get lengthy prison time for 2018 shooting spree
PHOTOS: Delano Police Department
Two Delano-area gang members have been handed lengthy prison sentences in connection to two shooting incidents back in 2018.
On April 4, 2018, Javier Carranco (25) and Miguel Madrigal, known active members of the Norteno gang, were reportedly driving around Delano when they spotted a person having car trouble on the side of the road. Police say both men fired several shots at the victim, striking the vehicle at least once.
An hour later, the two fired several rounds from an AK-47 style assault weapon at a house occupied by six people and two children. Fortunately, no one was injured.
Descriptions of the suspect vehicle were obtained at both scenes.
Local police responding to the scene of the second shooting spotted a vehicle matching said description driving away from the area and attempted a traffic stop. The two men fled, initiating a high-speed pursuit, but were ultimately arrested nonetheless.
On January 22, 2020, Carranco was sentenced to 15 years to life, plus 7 years and 8 months, in prison. Madrigal was sentenced to 30 years to life, plus 23 years and four months.