2 Men Arrested in Fatal Montclair Car-to-Car Shooting
Two men have been arrested in connection with a car-to-car shooting in Montclair that left one man dead, police announced Thursday.
Sergio Ygnacio Vidrio, 24, and Oscar Lopez, 26, were taken into custody Wednesday after officers responded to a call and found a vehicle that possibly matched the description of the one involved in the shooting, the Montclair Police Department said in a statement.
The incident occurred about 5 p.m. Tuesday in the 4500 block of Canoga Street (map), according to the statement. Officers responded to the location and found the victim in the passenger seat, suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The driver was not injured.
Despite the efforts of paramedics, the passenger died at the scene, authorities said. He was later identified as Nestor Miranda. His age and city of residence were not immediately known.
Witnesses told police that gunshots rang out after a “verbal confrontation” between the occupants of two vehicles.
Police detectives discovered two handguns, bandannas and other evidence linking the suspects to the shooting, officials said.
The suspects were booked into the West Valley Detention Center of charges of murder and attempted murder, with gang enhancements.
An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Police Department at 909-445-3600.