Sheriff’s Office: Man opened fire on vehicle occupied by significant other, acquaintance in Sonora

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The Latest – Thursday, June 24:

The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office provided a detailed update on Wednesday’s shooting, identifying the suspect as 62-year-old local resident James Christopher.

According to the sheriff’s office, Christopher is suspected of being in a romantic relationship with one of the victims, whom he lived with.

Wednesday morning, he was standing on the front porch of a residence at the Cascade Mobile Home Park holding a pistol when his significant other drove up with an acquaintance. Christopher opened fire, investigators said, shooting at the vehicle multiple times.

“After many rounds had been fired, Christopher awaited law enforcement’s arrival and was compliant when given orders,” the sheriff’s office wrote. 

Both victims sustained minor injuries in the shooting.

Christopher faces charges of attempted murder, felony domestic battery and willful discharge of a firearm with gross negligence.


Original story below:

SONORA, Calif. (KTXL) — Two people were wounded Wednesday when a shooter opened fire at a mobile home park in Sonora.

The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office said detectives are still investigating at the Cascade Mobile Home Park on Wards Ferry Road.

According to the sheriff’s office, two victims sustained injuries that are not life-threatening.

The shooter is in custody, but an identity has not been released by officials.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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