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Oscar Segura, 23, of Santa Ana, was the second homicide victim in two days in Santa Ana. Police received a report around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4, that a man had been shot near South Standard Avenue and Beverly Place, but no one was discovered. Segura, who had been shot several times, was instead found in the 800 block of East Normandy Place and rushed to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana, where he died about 45 minutes later.
Police suspect it was a gang-related murder. A relative of Segura's told the Orange County Register that the man was on his way to the store to get ready to watch the Lakers game when he was struck by a bullet. A neighbor told the Register Segura often assisted elderly residents.
Shortly after 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, police received a report of shots fired near a makeshift memorial that had been erected for Segura in the courtyard of an apartment complex at 1025 S. Standard Ave., near McFadden Avenue. A manhunt followed for two armed men who showed up and started firing at a crowd gathered around the memorial. No injuries were reported, and police provided no shooter descriptions.
Anyone with additional information about the murder or memorial shootings is urged to contact the Santa Ana Police Department at (714) 245-8648. The Gang Homicide and Felony Assault Reward Program reportedly pays up to $50,000 to people who provide information that leads to the arrest of gang-homicide suspects.