Early this morning, shortly after midnight, Santa Ana police officers responded to the area of 1300 South Magnolia on a call of a shooting. Minutes later, an adult male victim arrived at a local hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. A vehicle that was parked on Magnolia Street was struck by gunfire through the windshield.
Ironically, this comes the day after our overpaid (and oversexed) City Manager, David Cavazos, and our inept and inexperienced SAPD Police Chief Carlos Rojas released a ridiculous puff piece stating Santa Ana is one of the safest cities in the United States – yes, but that was way back in 2011!
The lame press release they published only served to illustrate how our former SAPD Police Chief, Paul Walters, did a phenomenal job reducing crime during his long tenure. Instead of taking credit for the outstanding job our previous Police Chief did, along with our rank and file police officers, why don’t they publish the “true” statistics that are current (2015 & 2016) which will be a current crime picture and fact pattern on how Cavazos and Rojas have failed the city and innocent families of Santa Ana? In truth shootings are up 556% since Cavazos and Rojas took power!