[UPDATED with Victim I.D.:] Daniel Gonzalez Jr., OC Homicide No. 11: Shot Sitting in Car

Categories: 2012 Homicides
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UPDATE, MAY 2, 9:42 A.M.: The 21-year-old man shot to death Friday afternoon in what Santa Ana Police believe was a gang shooting has been identified as Daniel Gonzalez Jr. of Santa Ana.

A description of his suspected killer has not been released, but police are investigating the murder of the Santa Ana man as gang retaliation for the stabbing of a rival earlier in the day.

ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 30, 8:08 A.M.: A 21-year-old man was sitting in the driver's seat of a white sedan that was filled with passengers and parked on Riverine Avenue near 10th Street in Santa Ana around 4:30 p.m. Friday. Another vehicle pulled alongside, several gunshots were fired, and the unidentified sedan driver was struck at least once. As the attacking vehicle sped off, two buddies pulled the driver out of the car and onto a nearby strip of grass, where he died.

The attacking vehicle sped off.

Santa Ana Police believe the shooting is related to a stabbing that happened about an hour earlier on West Halesworth Street. An unidentified male was attacked by a group of people, suffered minor injuries and refused medical treatment or to cooperate with investigators.

His attackers were members of a rival gang who were in the white sedan that was fired upon, police believe. But no one is really talking. Anyone who witnessed the shooting or can otherwise help investigators is asked to call 714.245.8648.

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