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San Bernardino police investigate the scene of a May 20, 2022, shooting that killed one person and wounded eight others outside THA Blu Flame at Palm and Highland avenues on Saturday, May 21, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
San Bernardino police investigate the scene of a May 20, 2022, shooting that killed one person and wounded eight others outside THA Blu Flame at Palm and Highland avenues on Saturday, May 21, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
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Two suspects have been arrested on suspicion of murder in a deadly shooting that killed one man and injured eight other people at a San Bernardino hookah lounge in the spring.

On May 20, a crowd of about 100 people gathered for an unpermitted, illicit event at Tha Blu Flame in the 3600 block of East Highland Avenue near Palm Avenue, according to San Bernardino police Sgt. Equino Thomas. An altercation between at least two people led to an exchange of gunfire during the party that continued into the parking lot.

Allen Gresham, Jr., 20, a San Bernardino resident, was killed during the shooting.

Eight others were taken to a hospital or transported themselves for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

After months of investigating, authorities identified Joshua Vivasdelgado, 21, and a 17-year-old boy as the suspected shooters.

On Oct. 12, a traffic stop was conducted on Vivasdelgado’s vehicle in Victorville and he was arrested without incident. During a search of his residence, police found two handguns, magazines and ammunition.

The teen was located and arrested on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the 4500 block of North Little Mountain Drive in San Bernardino. He is a documented gang member, Thomas said.

Both suspects were booked on suspicion of murder.

Thomas would not say what led police to the two, how the shooting unfolded or who is accused of firing a gun.

At the time of the shooting, the lounge was operating without a business license. Days later, it was red-tagged for operating an unsafe and improper food business and remains closed, according to city spokesman Jeff Kraus.

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