TRACY -- Police arrested a 16-year-old Tracy boy Sunday in connection with a shooting near Interfaith Ministries on Friday, authorities said.

The shooting took place about 1:15 p.m. outside the local nonprofit organization, located at 311 W. Grant Line Road, Officer John Espinoza said. The suspect, who is not being named because he is a juvenile, was reportedly riding his bicycle outside of the building when he fired several shots at a man sitting inside a white GMC pickup truck.

The man in the pickup truck was hit twice by the gunfire, Espinoza said. He was taken to the hospital where he remains in stable condition.

Both the suspect and the victim are documented gang members, Espinoza said.

Tracy officers who investigated the incident were able to determine the shooter's identity before police cleared the shooting scene, authorities said. Police immediately began to search for the teen and found him Sunday morning.

The boy, who was on probation for armed robbery, was unarmed at the time and was arrested without incident, police said. He was booked into San Joaquin County Juvenile Hall on charges of attempted murder, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and a gang enhancement.

Contact Erin Ivie at eivie@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow her at Twitter.com/erin_ivie.



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