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Bail increased to $1 million for Oceano Dunes shooting suspect

Posted at 9:47 AM, May 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 21:05:06-04

Bail was doubled Wednesday for the man facing attempted murder and other charges in connection with a weekend shooting at the Oceano Dunes that injured six people.

Francisco Orozco of Oakland appeared in court for the first time Wednesday morning but did not enter a plea. His arraignment was continued to May 15 to allow more time for him to hire a personal attorney.

The judge did, however, increase the 19-year-old’s bail to $1 million.

Francisco Orozco during his arraignment May 8. KSBY photo
Francisco Orozco appears in court for his arraignment on May 8. (KSBY photo)


Orozco’s arrest Sunday afternoon came after authorities responded to a shooting at the Oceano Dunes early that morning during a large gathering on the south end of the dunes.

All of the victims were expected to be out of the hospital by Wednesday, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office said.

On Tuesday, Orozco was charged with one count of attempted murder, five counts of assault with a semi-automatic handgun and four enhancements for personally inflicting great bodily injury.

The sheriff’s office says its investigation into the shooting is still ongoing. They’re asking anyone who has information about the incident or video from that night to call (805) 781-4550. Anonymous tips can be made by contacting Crime Stoppers online or at (805) 549-STOP.

Francisco Orozco at the Oceano Dunes Sunday. KSBY photo
Francisco Orozco at the Oceano Dunes Sunday. (KSBY photo)


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