Man Arrested After Shooting Leaves 2 Injured Friday Night

A man has been arrested on double murder charges as well as for arson after a shooting incident in Redding Friday night. Officers were called to an apartment complex in the 600 block of Hartnell Avenue at around 8:40PM to check on a domestic disturbance where witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots. When officers arrived they found the disturbance had escalated and shots were reportedly fired by 36-year-old Benjamin Pouvi Fata, who had armed himself with an assault rifle. He allegedly shot his neighbor and his girlfriend before retreating back into an apartment where two small children were inside. Police say that after the shooting Fata lit the apartment on fire. Officers were able to detain Fata after a brief struggle and Redding Firefighters quickly contained the fire. Both unidentified victims were taken to a hospital with critical injuries. After being arrested Fata was taken to the police station for an interview and has been booked into the Shasta County Jail on multiple charges including attempted murder, assault with a firearm, and child endangerment.