A 41-year-old woman was killed and a 51-year-old man was critically injured by a gunman late Tuesday in Visalia, and a 22-year-old suspect was arrested Wednesday morning, police reported.
The man and woman, one on a bicycle and the other walking, were traveling together in the 1800 block of South Encina Street at 11:41 p.m. when they were approached by a man on foot who fired several shots at them before running south on Encina, police said.
Both victims were taken to Kaweah Delta Medical Center, where the woman was pronounced dead. She was identified Wednesday as Jessica Farfan of Visalia.
Detectives arrested Sean Ramirez after a traffic stop near Court and Beech streets. He was booked into jail on charges of homicide and attempted homicide, police said.
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Police said the motive for the shootings is unknown and remains under investigation.