Police are investigating a Tuesday night shooting that left a 20-year-old man injured on the sidewalk at the 1900 block of West Myrtle Street, as reported by the O.C. Register. The victim was shot multiple times in the upper torso.
Eleven members of the West Myrtle Street Gang, who are active in that area, convicted after a two-year investigation by Santa Ana police and federal agents, under Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) charges, in May of 2007, according to the Los Angeles Times. That was the first time that the RICO Act was used to bust local gang bangers. Continue reading