A man shot in the leg in Lemoore managed to drive himself to a gas station in the middle of night and tell police what happened.
No arrests were made but later that morning, police got a call about suspects and went looking for them, and had to put a middle school on lockdown while the search occurred.
The incident started about 3 a.m. Wednesday when police got a call that five or six men were fighting in the 1000 block of North Lemoore Avenue and a gunshot was heard.
While on the way, a call came in that a gunshot victim was at the Fastrip gas station a few blocks away.
Officers found a man, 29, bleeding from a gunshot wound to his leg. He was conscious and told police he had been in the 1000 block of Janine Way near Lemoore Avenue when two men tried to rob him. He fought back and was shot.
The suspects ran and the victim drove himself to the Fastrip. An ambulance took him to a hospital for treatment.
About 7:45 a.m., police got a call that two men were in the 900 block of Fox Street. When they got there, officers recognized them as suspects in the shooting. But the men ran into the neighborhood to try to get away.
Out of concern that the suspects might have guns, police contacted Liberty Middle School to lock down the campus. Police, members of the county gang task force, deputies and probation officers surrounded the neighborhood.
They found Beunju Moon, 35, of Lemoore in the 1000 block of Hanover Avenue and arrested him. They found Ricardo “Ricky” Cervantes, 24, of Lemoore in an apartment complex in the 900 block of Fox Street.
They were booked into the Kings County Jail. The lockdown lasted 19 minutes.
Moon faces charges of attempted murder, robbery, felon in possession of a gun and possession of methamphetamine. His bail is $575,000.
Cervantes faces charges of attempted murder and robbery. He’s on a parole hold and being held without bail.
Anyone with further information should call Lemoore police at 559-924-9574.