On Sunday, December 18, 2022, at 1:46 a.m., SAPD Communications received a call from a local hospital regarding an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his upper torso.
The victim had been transported to the hospital by a friend who also disclosed to the hospital staff of another victim in the area of 2100 South Main Street in Santa Ana.
Officers responded to the area of 2100 S. Main St., where a second adult male victim was located, in a parked vehicle. This victim was also suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his upper torso.
The vehicle was parked in a parking lot and several calls were made regarding a shooting victim inside the car.
Orange County Fire Authority responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased. The victim at the hospital was stabilized and expected to survive.
The circumstances surrounding the shooting are currently being investigated. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification to the family.
Detectives are attempting to identify and locate any witnesses who can shed light on this incident.
Neither of the victims were identified by police.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call SAPD Homicide Section Detectives at (714) 245-8390, or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS. This case is eligible for the Gang Reward Program.