LIVERMORE -- Livermore police on Sunday arrested a man suspected of shooting into a residence in the 200 block of South Q Street shortly after midnight Saturday and wounding five partygoers, authorities said.
Anthony Jesus Torres, 21, was arrested on suspicion of five counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting into an inhabited dwelling, Livermore police Officer Steve Goard said in a news release.
Torres, arrested during a traffic stop, was booked into Santa Rita Jail. Two other male occupants suspected of helping Torres avoid capture were questioned and released, Goard said.
Police said three men who had been invited to the party became involved in a verbal argument with others in attendance and were asked to leave around midnight. About a half-hour later, according to police, a white sedan pulled up to the house, and someone inside the vehicle began shooting into the residence.
Livermore police officers who were in the area on an unrelated matter heard the gunshots, responded to the scene and began treating the victims, who ranged from their late teens to early 20s. The victims, who were hospitalized, were not immediately identified by police.
The white sedan fled the scene after the shooting, police said. Investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Anyone with information can call Livermore Police Department at 925-294-7531.
Contact Gary Peterson at 925-952-5053. Follow him at Twitter.com/garyscribe.