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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities said Tuesday that two men were arrested in the shooting of two students near the University of California, Santa Barbara, in the same community where a stabbing and shooting rampage left six students dead a year ago.
The latest attack on Monday night left one student with a stomach wound and the other with a chest injury. Both remained hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening.
The attack occurred during a fight that began after two men came to the victims' apartment a few blocks from campus, authorities said.
Neither of the suspects are students, and the shooting had nothing to do with last year's killings in Isla Vista, authorities said.
Investigators have not determined a motive for the shooting on Monday. A handgun was recovered at the scene.
Suspect James Joshua Taylor, 22, of Lompoc was held by neighbors until police arrived and then taken to a hospital for head injuries that authorities said were sustained in the fight.
The other suspect drove away in a white sedan, prompting a search of the campus and a lockdown of student dormitories for about two hours.
Suspect Jose Guadalupe Gutierrez, 19, of Goleta later checked himself into a hospital with unspecified injuries, Santa Barbara County sheriff's spokeswoman Kelly Hoover said Tuesday.
The victims are both in their early 20s but their names were not released.
UCSB student Collin Mack, who lives nearby, said he and friends went outside after hearing sirens and saw the victims sprawled on the front steps of their apartment.
"We saw bloody clothing. But it didn't look super serious, because when we saw them go into the ambulance they looked pretty stable," Mack told KABC-TV (http://bit.ly/1bMCT5x).
Gutierrez and Taylor have not yet been charged and it wasn't immediately known if they have lawyers.
The violence occurred in the same area as the rampage last May. The square-mile community of small apartments and houses is home to thousands of university students.
Elliot Rodger killed six UCSB students and wounded 14 other people before killing himself.
Rodger, who wasn't a student or alumnus, had posted a manifesto and a series of online videos voicing contempt for everyone from his roommates to the human race.
He reserved special hatred for two groups — the women he says kept him a virgin and the men they chose instead.