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1 dead, 1 hurt in shooting at Tuolumne County home; suspect arrested

1 dead, 1 hurt in shooting at Tuolumne County home
1 dead, 1 hurt in shooting at Tuolumne County home 00:12

LONG BARN – A homicide investigation is underway in the Tuolumne County community of Long Barn after a shooting late Wednesday night.

The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to the area of Long Barn Road, near Circle Drive, just after 10 p.m. to investigate reports of a shooting at a home.

As deputies were on their way, the sheriff's office says more gunshots were heard.

Once at the scene, deputies ordered people out of the home and took a suspect into custody. The suspect was identified as 69-year-old James West of Long Barn. 

Deputies then went into the home and found a man who had been shot. That man was soon pronounced dead, the sheriff's office says. He was identified as 62-year-old Joseph Barbalinardo Jr. of Long Barn.

A second person who was shot had to be taken by air ambulance to the hospital.

West was taken to the Dambacher Detention Center where he was booked for murder and attempted murder. 

Detectives are continuing to investigate the incident and exactly what led up to the shooting. 

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