On Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 11:51 p.m., Santa Ana Police Department Communications received a call of a male down and bleeding in the area of 2302 W. St. Gertrude. Santa Ana Police Officers and Orange County Fire Authority personnel arrived on the scene and found the 15 year old male victim, Gonzalez, suffering from several gunshot wounds. Fire department personnel transported Gonzalez to an area hospital where he ultimately died. Continue reading
On Saturday, March 25 at about 4:30 p.m. SAPD police officers responded to 317 E. 17th Street after receiving a phone call regarding shots fired. A witness told the police officers that he approached a couple in the parking lot involved in an argument when the male threatened him with a gun. The couple left and later the male returned with a handgun and shot at the witness narrowly missing him but striking the building, according to SAPD Case # 17-08025.
On Monday, March 20 at about 7:30 p.m., SAPD police officers were dispatched to 627 E. Pine Street reference calls of a shooting and multiple shots being heard. When police officers arrived they found a male suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg. A witness reported seeing the suspect(s) flee in a vehicle, according to SAPD Case # 17-07497. Continue reading
On Saturday, March 11 at about 9 p.m. SAPD police officers responded to the area of 215 South Hickory after reports of a shooting. When they arrived they located a vehicle struck by gunfire, according to SAPD Case # 17-06591.
On Tuesday, March 7 at about 3 p.m. a female was driving in the area of 800 North Raitt when she heard multiple gunshots. She told SAPD police officers that she saw three suspects running and after the shots were fired her rear window was struck and shattered, according to SAPD Case # 17-06152.
This shooting happened a block east of the Santiago Little League which operates at El Salvador Park, next to Fremont Elementary School.
SAPD police officers responded to the area of 2000 West Elder Ave., in Santa Ana, on a report of a shooting that had occurred shortly after midnight.
A female victim was located who said she was driving on Elder Street when a suspect exited his vehicle, in the middle of the street, and fired multiple times at her car. Thankfully the victim was not struck by the gunfire. Continue reading
One of our readers reported yesterday on our Facebook page that there was a shooting at Centennial Park. Today that was verified by the O.C. Register as they reported that one man was shot and two others pistol-whipped by gangbangers at Centennial park on Tuesday afternoon.
The suspects, as many as six males, approached three 19-year-old men at the park, which is located at 3000 Edinger Ave., yesterday at around 4 p.m. Then, as usual, the suspects asked the victims where they were from and gunfire ensued, leaving one victim wounded in his lower torso. Continue reading
Julian Barragan, 21, has been identified as the man who was shot several times the day after a number of local church groups and community leaders held a rally to denounce the growing violence in Santa Ana, according to the O.C. Register.
Barragan was walking near West Kent Avenue and Newhope Street at around 4:30 a.m. today when he was attacked. The victim did not have any known gang affiliations.
Barragan ended up dying due to his injuries.
One of our readers reports that there is a vacant house in her neighborhood that has become a problem with the local gang members squatting and dealing drugs from it, at 4917 W. Kent Ave., in Santa Ana.
Our reader said that the problem was resolved – at a very basic level – in August 2014; however, recently gangbangers have again been again eyeing the house. Apparently this past Saturday, the front door of the house was found by neighbors to be wide open.
To make matters worse, the gangbangers have allegedly been bothering the neighbors and scaring the local children. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
Victim: Francisco Sotelo Gonzalez (24) Santa Ana
On February 16, 2016, at about 6:45pm, officers responded to the 1100 block of South Harmon Street reference a call of a person shot. When officers arrived they located a male Hispanic, 24 years of age, suffering from a gunshot wound to the body.
The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injury. Continue reading
Now the Orange County Fire Authority is asking the public to help identify the woman, based on a few pictures of the suspect that were taken from the store’s security camera footage. Continue reading
In case you were wondering why the SAPD closed the eastbound lanes of West McFadden Ave., from South Fairview to South Sullivan Streets, late this afternoon, it was because of yet another gang-related shooting.
SAPD police officers were called to the 2600 block of West McFadden Ave., just west of Jerome Park, at 4:35 p.m., where they came across a man who had a gunshot wound in his upper body, according to the O.C. Register.
The victim ended up at a local hospital where he was said to be alert and in serious but stable condition. Continue reading
A 52-year-old man was found today at 1:33 p.m., on the front porch of a home that isn’t his, with a gunshot wound to his upper torso, according to the O.C. Register.
The incident happened at the 5600 block of West Highland Street, in Santa Ana, near La Quinta High School and Thomas Paine Elementary School.
The victim was found by a man who was visiting the home in question. The victim was taken to Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana, where he is in critical condition. Continue reading
The victim was walking by himself when three or four gang members got out of a car to confront him. After exchanging a few words the suspects all pulled out handguns and fired several shots at the victim. Continue reading