Police responded to a vehicle accident and a fight followed by shots fired at Tracy Boulevard and I-205 just after 1 a.m. Officers found a red GMC pickup crashed into the dirt embankment south of the eastbound I-205 freeway on-ramp with a 36-year-old male driver with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his shoulder. The other vehicle, a white Buick sedan occupied by three men, was just north of where Tracy Boulevard pass under the freeway. The driver of the pickup was taken to a local hospital where he is listed in critical but stable condition. Police believe the driver of the pickup and the occupants of the car got into a fight following the accident, which led to the pickup driver being shot. A black handgun was found near the Chevron station on Tracy Boulevard near the accident scene.
Tracy police and California Highway Patrol officers searched the area around the shooting scene for more suspects.
Detectives and two crime scene technicians were called to the scene, and after their investigation two of the men in the white Buick were arrested. Freddy Avalos, 21, and Miguel Silva, 22, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and weapons charges and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp. The third man detained in the car was released.
The police department reported that this is not a gang-related shooting and is still under investigation.
Anyone with additional information can contact Detective Tim Bauer, 831-6605, or Tracy Crime Stoppers, 831-6847.