UPDATE, MAY 10, 1:21 P.M.: Anaheim police have identified the 23-year-old man who was shot and killed early Sunday on Walnut Street near
West Elderwood Avenue.
He was Merced Miguel Medina of Anaheim.
Police say Medina was a gang member and suspect his killer(s) belonged to a rival gang.
ORIGINAL POST, MAY 9, 9:43 A.M.: A 23-year-old man and his
18-year-old cousin were walking in the area of Walnut Street and
West Elderwood Avenue in Anaheim around 1 a.m. Sunday when a
dark-colored SUV rolled up and the passengers started talking with the
Suddenly, one of those inside the SUV jumped out and fired several shots at the pair. While the 18-year-old escaped injury, the 23-year-old was shot multiple times. The SUV then drove off, and the younger of the two victims yelled for help. A neighbor called police.
Cops arrived to find the 23-year-old lying on the sidewalk in the 500 block of South Walnut Street, where they administered CPR.
The unidentified man was then rushed by paramedics to a hospital, where he later died.
No description of the shooter was provided, according to police, who believe the murder was gang-related.