Two Gustine men have been arrested in connection with the shooting that injured two teenagers in downtown Newman on Sept. 5.

The suspects were identified as Luis Ortiz, 19, of Gustine and Jonathan Cota, 20, of Gustine.

Just before 10:30 p.m. Sept. 5, Newman Police officers on patrol at the Newman Fall Festival heard multiple shots fired and ran to investigate. In the 1100 block of Fresno Street the officers found two juveniles suffering from gunshot wounds. The two teenagers were taken by air ambulance to area hospitals for their injuries.

Investigators interviewed witnesses and gathered evidence that eventually pointed them in the direction of Ortiz and Cota.

The Newman Police Department said Ortiz had just committed an armed robbery near main and Fresno streets moments before the shooting. The police department did not say if the robbery was of a business or an individual.

The Gustine Police Department assisted the Newman Police Department in the arrest of Cota, which was made on Sept. 9. According to the Gutine Police Department, officers were watching his residence waiting to spot Cota. When he did eventually come outside, a short foot pursuit ensued with Cota, who was able to run back into the home. The Newman Police Department arrived at the scene and Cota eventually complied and came out of the home and was taken into custody.

There was no information provided about the arrest of Ortiz.

Ortiz was booked into Stanislaus County Jail on charges of attempted homicide, robbery, conspiracy, assault with a deadly weapon and other weapons-related offenses. His bail was set at $1.4 million, though jail records now list it at $500,000. He remains in custody. He was arraigned on Monday and had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf because he does not currently have representation.

Cota was booked into Stanislaus County Jail and remains in custody in lieu of a $50,000 bail. He was charged with robbery and conspiracy. He has been appointed a public defender and was arraigned on Monday. He entered a not guilty plea.

Both men have pretrial hearings in Stanislaus County Superior Court on Sept. 15.