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Hours after an 18-year-old male student was wounded by gunfire outside of King City High School on Tuesday, a man and two male teens were wounded by more gunfire at a motel only a block away. 

Police have two of three suspects in custody in the shooting that occurred at the Silver Saddle Motel, 725 Broadway St., around 6pm.

One of the victims, an 18-year-old man, suffered a single gunshot wound in his upper torso and was transported by air ambulance to a trauma center.

The other two victims include a 15-year-old and a 14-year old. Both suffered a single gunshot wound to a lower extremity and were treated at Mee Memorial Hospital.

The suspects arrested are Rolando Gavilan, 18, and an unidentified 17-year-old male. Police are searching for a third male suspect.

A witness to the shooting saw three suspects drive away in a black Mercedes and followed them. The witness watched as one suspect was dropped off at an undisclosed location, then continued to follow the Mercedes until King City Police pulled the car over on a felony stop at Spreckles Street and Sobemeros Road. 

It is not known if the two shootings are connected. King City Police Chief Robert Masterson did not immediately return a call for more information.

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