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 Saturday, March 25 at about 11:30 p.m. SAPD police officers responded to a call of a male down in the area of 2300 West St. Gertrude. When emergency personnel arrived they located a 15-year old male juvenile unconscious and suffering from several gunshot wounds including one to the head. The shooting victim is in critical condition and his prognosis is unknown according to SAPD Case # 17-08054.
Based on the initial investigation, it appears the victim was walking in the area when he was shot. A dark colored vehicle was seen in the same area around the time of the incident. The incident appears to be gang-related.
On Sunday, March 26 at about 2:00 a.m., a security guard was breaking up a fight at the Spoons Restaurant at 2601 S. Hotel Terrace when he heard a gunshot and fell to the ground. He suffered a gunshot wound to the leg according to SAPD Case # 17-0861.
The security guard was taken to an area hospital and is expected to survive, according to the O.C. Register.
The shooter took off, possibly in a silver Toyota Tundra.
Anyone with information about these shootings should call the Santa Ana Police Department at 714-834-4211.