Teen Bicyclist Shot Dead in Santa Ana After Being Asked Gang Affiliation: Police

Teen Bicyclist Shot Dead in Santa Ana After Being Asked Gang Affiliation: Police
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A teenaged bicyclist was shot dead and another man on a bike was grazed in a gang-related shooting in Santa Ana Saturday night, according to police.

The bicyclists were riding in the 700 block of North Western Avenue around 9 p.m. Saturday when a dark-colored vehicle pulled up, four men got out and confronted the pair, Santa Ana Police Commander Jeff Smith told City News Service.

The strangers asked the bicyclists their gang affiliation, and one of the four pulled out a handgun and fired, added Police Commander Jose Gonzalez.

The gangsters got back in the vehicle and drove off north on Western Avenue, toward Seventh Street, Smith said.

The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other victim received treatment at an area hospital, Smith said.

Anyone with information that can help Santa Ana police detectives is asked to call them at 714.245.8665. Anonymous tips can be left with Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855.847.6227 (855-TIP-OCCS), via occrimestoppers.org or by texting to 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S) from a cell phone. (All text messages should begin with the letters "OCCS".)

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


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