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Suspect in Reservation Triple Shooting Charged With Murder, Attempted Murder

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A man who allegedly shot three people on the Morongo Indian Reservation last week -- killing one of them -- was charged today with murder and attempted murder.

Adrien Sotomayor, 31, is accused of killing 55-year-old Gilbert Trevino of Beaumont and wounding two other men last Wednesday night.

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Sheriff's deputies were sent around 11 p.m. to the area of Ramon and Chino roads, where the gunshot victims were found, according to sheriff's Sgt. Steve Brosche.

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Trevino died at a hospital, according to Brosche. One of the surviving victims was taken to a hospital in critical condition, while the other was released with minor injuries less than a day later, Brosche said.

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Sotomayor, who's being held without bail at the Larry Smith Correctional Facility in Banning, is slated to appear in a Banning courtroom this afternoon on one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and multiple sentence enhancing allegations of discharging a firearm.

Neither Sotomayor nor the victims are tribal members or residents of Morongo, according to Brosche. Deputies have not disclosed a motive for the shooting, nor Sotomayor's relationship, if any, to the victims.

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