Reputed gang member arrested in Venice park shooting that left 2 dead, 1 wounded
A reputed gang member has been arrested in connection with a shooting that left two students dead and a boy wounded last week at a Venice park.
Michael Anthony Mariscal, 19, who lives in Culver City, was apprehended Tuesday by detectives, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
The shooting at Penmar Park, which sits in a quiet tree-lined neighborhood, sent bystanders running for cover and forced officials to lock down a gym filled with small children, according to police and a witness.
The three victims were local high school students. One of those slain attended Venice High School, and the other youth who was killed was a student at the Venice Skills Center.
The third victim, who was shot in the leg, attended Venice High.
Mariscal is described as a student in booking records and was being held in lieu of $2 million bail Wednesday.
"He is the shooter," said LAPD Capt. Jon Peters, commander of the Pacific Division, which patrols the area. "He intended to shoot these individuals.... He is a documented gang member."
Photo: Detectives at last week's shooting scene. Credit: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times