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Oroville man arrested in fatal shooting on Highway 70

A 22-year-old Oroville man has been arrested in the early Monday shooting that left one man dead and another wounded.

Ker Vang was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder in the death of Jar Pao Lee, 19, of Oroville and is being held in the Butte County jail without bail, according to a Butte County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Deputies responded about 1:50 a.m. Monday to a report of gunshots fired at a vehicle on Highway 70 south of the Nelson Road/Grand Avenue offramp in Oroville. While deputies were investigating, Chico police notified the Sheriff’s Office that officers were responding to Enloe Hospital for two gunshot victims.

Authorities determined that the two people at the hospital were the victims in the Highway 70 shooting.

Lee died later on Monday.

The other victim is recovering, and sheriff’s officials said his name is not being released out of concern for his safety.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.