Two California men allegedly opened fire with an AK-47 in a strip club they had been kicked out of for refusing to wear masks.
They were both charged with attempted murder.
Edgar Nava-Ayala, 34, and Daniel Juvenal Ocamponava, 22, both of Anaheim, pled not guilty to three counts of attempted murder and other crimes in the shooting, which left three people injured.
They face maximum sentences of life in prison, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release.
A third man, Juan Acosta Soto, was also charged with multiple counts of assault with a machine gun. He faces a maximum of 17 years in prison. He pled not guilty.
The prosecutor’s office said the men were escorted from the Sahara Theater in Anaheim, south of Los Angeles after they refused to comply with requests that they wear face masks.
The men left, and later returned to the club and opened fire with an AK-47, according to prosecutors. Nava-Ayala allegedly struck the club at least 15 times, leaving two workers and a customer injured, the release said.
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