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Police arrest gang member after reports of gunshots

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November 6, 2012 -

WALLA WALLA, Wash. - A gang member is in jail after a reports of gunshots in Walla Walla.

Walla Walla Police say on Sunday morning, officers responded to reports of gunshots near 9th Avenue and Edith Street. When police arrived, they saw a person run from the area and get into a vehicle which then pulled onto the highway.

During a traffic stop, officers found the two passengers had outstanding warrants, and arrested and booked 27 year old Luciano Castorena Jr. and 22 year old Alicia Marisol Lara.

After searching the vehicle, police found a loaded semi-automatic handgun, 2 boxes of ammunition, and cocaine. Castorena, who officers say is a convicted felon and gang member, faces charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of cocaine.

Police don't believe anyone was hit by gunfire.