- -1st Photos of Moreno, Meza Released; Meza's Gang Background Revealed
Juan Meza, 28, of Cathedral City, sported a tattoo that read "VMV," indicating that he belonged to a gang called Varrio Mecca Vineyards, Riverside County District Attorney's Office spokesman Michael Jeandron said.
Meza and Alejandro Moreno, 39, of Desert Hot Springs, died in the late-morning shooting inside the store on Highway 111 and Fred Waring Drive on Friday -- the traditionally busy start of the holiday shopping season.
The gang "VMV" had a strong presence in Indio about 12 years ago, but it has been largely displaced by a gang prevention housing program, said Ben Guitron, a spokesman with the Indio Police Department.
"VMV was part of a complex that used to be called Mecca Vineyard Apartments, where we had a concentration (of gangs) about 12 years ago,
Tags: Black Friday, Toys, R, us, Shooting, VMV, Mecca Vineyards, Indio, California
Location: Palm Desert, California, United States (load item map)
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