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Tensions high on Rincon Reservation after deaths

Tensions remain high on the Rincon Reservation in California after the shooting deaths of three people.

Rumors flew of a retaliatory attack, The North County Times reported. The sheriff's department stepped up its presence on the reservation, sending more than 20 to patrol the area as the investigation into the shootings continued. There is still no known motive although race and gang activities have been suggested.

Meanwhile, leaders of the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians met to discuss steps they might take in the wake of the shootings. They are considering more security and stronger tribal laws. California is a Public Law 280 state, so the tribe and the state share criminal and civil jurisdiction.

Cristino Antonio Gomez, 19; Steve Casioce Jr., 23, and David Parada, 24, were shot to death on Friday night. Four men have been arrested and are being arranged today in connection with the incident.

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