[UPDATED with I.D.:] Chris Valeriano, OC Homicide No. 39: Shot in Drive-By at Memorial for Stepson Killed by Police

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UPDATE, AUG. 23, 4:40 P.M.: Anaheim Police have identified the man shot to death at an informal memorial Sunday night for David Raya as Raya's stepfather, Chris Valeriano, 37, of Fullerton.

Police also released the ages of the other two men, both of Anaheim, who were shot Sunday night but not fatally. An 18-year-old was treated and released from a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. A 26-year-old suffered a grazed finger and refused treatment.

Anaheim Police Sgt. Rick Martinez, the department spokesman, said Valeriano was shot more than once and that the shooting appeared to be gang related, although the stepfather of the now-late wanted parolee Raya did not necessarily belong to a gang himself.

ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 22, 10:09 A.M.: A man in his 30s attending an informal memorial for a wanted parolee who was shot to death by Anaheim Police last Tuesday was himself shot to death in a drive-by shooting Sunday night.

The dead man in the latest shooting in the 100 block of Guinida Lane has not yet been identified. Two other unidentified men were shot in last night's drive-by. One shooting victim who survived was mended for non-life-threatening injuries at a local trauma center, while the other refused treatment, according to Anaheim Police.

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David Raya
Officers say they received a call around 10 p.m. of shots fired in the same neighborhood where 23-year-old David Raya met his end Tuesday.


Cops arrived Sunday night to find the three men suffering gunshot wounds. An on-scene investigation determined that a vehicle with an unknown number of people inside was traveling west on Guinida Lane in front of the memorial outside an apartment complex when one of more individuals in the ride opened fire on the unspecified number of mourners.

The vehicle then disappeared into the night.

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2 comments
Da
Da

Rest in peace father and son.

HughDiego
HughDiego

I cannot understand why something so personal and intimate between two people becomes a tragedy.

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