SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was killed early Thursday in an apparent gang-related shooting in Santa Ana, and an investigation was underway.
Edwin Medina, 35, of Santa Ana was shot about 12:45 a.m. in the 1000 block of West Central Avenue, according to the Santa Ana Police Department.
Authorities went to the scene on “a report of several gang-type subjects fighting …,” the police said in a statement.
“An additional caller reported hearing a gunshot,” police said. “Officers responded and located an adult male lying on the ground suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his upper torso.”
The wounded man was taken to a hospital, where he died, police said.
“The circumstances surrounding this homicide appear gang-related and are currently being investigated,” police said.
No arrests were reported, and no suspect description was released.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call homicide detectives at 714-245-8390, or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS.