Crime & Justice

4 suspected gang members arrested for 2011 shooting of Redlands teens

A police sketch of the suspected gunman from 2011.
A police sketch of the suspected gunman from 2011.
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Four suspected gang members in Redlands are under arrest, accused in a shooting attack that left two teenagers dead.

The community and the victims' families have been awaiting justice for more than a year.

Police believe the four stalked and then ambushed five teenagers who were walking through a Redlands playground near their homes back in January 2011.

Quinn McCaleb, 17, and Andrew Jackson, 16, were both killed. Two others were wounded.

Some in the neighborhood believe the attack may have been racially motivated. All of the victims were African-American. At least two suspects are Latino.

All of the suspects will be tried as adults, despite the fact that two of them were under 18 at the time of the shooting.

Three of the suspects are charged with first-degree murder. If convicted, they could spend the rest of their lives in prison.

A fourth man has also been charged as an accessory. He faces up to seven years behind bars.