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Ontario man charged with attempted murder for separate assaults

The charges against Luis Palomares indicate the two assaults happened nine days apart. (The Enterprise/File)

ONTARIO–An Ontario man faces attempted murder charges for two separate attacks this month, according to court filings.

Luis Manuel Palomares, 29, is accused of pistol whipping and shooting a man on Sunday, Sept. 6, said an information filing in Malheur County Circuit Court dated Sept. 16. The victim suffered a gunshot wound, said Dave Goldthorpe, Malheur County district attorney. The information filing said Palomares also damaged property of a Motel 6 in an amount exceeding $1,000.

Nine days later on Sept. 15, he attempted to kill another man using a gun and damaged the man’s vehicle in an amount exceeding $1,000, an information filing said.

Ontario Police arrested Palomares on Tuesday . . .