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Two charged with shooting Walnut Avenue woman in face
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A 14-year-old juvenile and 20-year-old Ceres man have been charged in the March 24 shooting at an occupied Walnut Avenue house in which a woman was shot in the face.

Police could not release the name of the juvenile who was arrested on April 1 but named 20-year-old Joseph John Profeta, 20, of Ceres, as also being charged with attempted murder. Profeta was arrested yesterday after turning himself in because "he was made aware that he was wanted," said Ceres Police Detective Keith Griebel.

"It seems to be gang related," said Griebel.

Anaceli Arroyo, 44, of Ceres, was shot in the face during the shooting but Griebel would not say what type of gun was used because the investigation has failed to recover the weapon. Arroyo continues to recover from of her wounds.

Both Profeta and the teen were at the scene of the 9:13 p.m. shooting in the 1700 block of Walnut Avenue, said Griebel. Arroyo said that a Latino teen walked up to her front door, knocked and then shot her when she peered out the window to see who was there. The suspect then ran away.

As officers were investigating the shooting, police dispatchers received a 911 call at 11:45 p.m. from the 2000 block of Walnut Avenue about another shooting at a second house. Police found a small window on the side of the house was hit with a .22-caliber type round lodged in the metal stove hood. Nobody inside the home was injured. There were also no witnesses. Griebel said his department doesn't know if the two shootings were related or coincidental.

The teenager had no prior criminal record however Profeta does.

Neither suspect lives in the the area where the shooting took place.