A 13-year-old boy was shot while walking early Wednesday afternoon at around 12:30 p.m., at the intersection of South Pacific Avenue and West Wilshire Avenue, in Santa Ana, just north of Mater Dei High School, according to the SAPD, as reported by the O.C. Register.
The victim said that he heard three or four shots coming from a vehicle. The boy was hit by bullets in a forearm and thigh and he was taken to a nearby hospital with injuries described as non-life threatening. His identity was not revealed by the police.
The SAPD is looking into whether the shooting might have been gang related.
The shooting happened in an area ringed by local schools including the aforementioned Mater Dei as well as Martin Elementary School, James Russell Elementary School, Diamond Elementary School, Monte Vista Elementary School and Carl Harvey Elementary School, in Santa Ana’s Ward 4, which is represented by City Councilman David Benavides.