A Sacramento County jury has convicted five people of four counts of premeditated attempted murder in a January 2012 gang-related shooting at a south Sacramento-area shopping center.
The jury also found true that the crimes were committed for the benefit of a criminal street gang and that one of the defendants personally discharged a firearm, causing great bodily injury to two victims, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release.
Convicted were Lam Luong, 23, Conrad Johnson, 30, Randall Roderick, 31, Jhordan Villaneuva, 21, and Danny Do, 21.
On Jan. 12, 2012, the defendants were at a shopping center at the intersection of 65th Street and 53rd Avenue, which authorities described as a known hangout and territory of the KZT and Viet Pride street gangs.
Several of the defendants noticed a rival gang member buying water inside one of the businesses, and they proceeded to confront him and challenge him to a fight. When several more rival gang members arrived, Luong and Johnson produced firearms and shot at them, striking one person in the head and another in the buttocks, authorities said.
Sentencing for the five defendants is set for March 20 and 27 before Sacramento Superior Court Judge Allen Sumner.
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