Visalia shooting suspects arrested

The Fresno BeeJune 8, 2014 

Two suspects were arrested Sunday in Visalia for their alleged involvement in a shooting at Wal-Mart Saturday night.

A shooting victim was taken to a local hospital Saturday night after he was found in the Wal-Mart parking lot with non-life-threatening injuries, Visalia police reported.

The suspects were identified as 29-year-old Joshua Lee Hickman, and 32-year-old Necole Dalee Noriega, police said.

Noriega was found in her home on West College Avenue about 9 a.m. Sunday along with the gun allegedly used in the shooting, police said. Hickman, who was on probation, was found leaving his home at South Giddings Avenue 30 minutes later in the car connected to the shooting, police said.

Both suspects were booked on suspicion of attempted murder, conspiracy, weapons charges and unrelated narcotics charges, police said.

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