- Associated Press - Sunday, October 12, 2014

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Police said a 4-year-old girl and a 26-year-old man were likely caught in the crossfire of a shooting outside a Northern California restaurant that left the child and another man believed to the target of the attack dead.

Two men were chased down by officers and taken into custody after shooting on Friday night, Watsonville Police Chief Manny Solano said.

Solano said Saturday that officers who arrived to the Fish House Bar and Grill shortly before midnight found a 34-year-old man dead of multiple gunshot wounds near the restaurant.

Solano told the Santa Cruz Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1w0nZ2u ) that the man was involved in confrontation before the shooting, and he may have been the target of the shooters.

The chief said stray bullets struck the girl and a 26-year-old man who were in the restaurant’s back office. The girl was rushed to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The injured man suffered a gunshot wound that is not considered life-threatening.

Solano said the young girl’s family owned the restaurant.

Police declined to release the victims’ and suspects’ names, citing the ongoing investigation.

“Everything is so critical right now that we just can’t release information,” Lt. Jorge Zamora said.

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