[UPDATED with 3 Arrests:] Joseph Castro, 19, is Latest Fatality in Santa Ana Gang Wars
Police were called just before 5:20 p.m. about shots fired in the area.
The survivor is being treated at Western Medical Center.
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Anyone with information that can help investigators is asked to call 714.245.8648.
UPDATE, FEB. 21, 9:22 P.M.: Three reputed Santa Ana gang members have been arrested for the murder of 19-year-old Joseph Castro and his 18-year-old friend. They are:
|Photos courtesy of SAPD|
|Julio Sanchez Jr.|
Santa Ana police believe the trio were in a vehicle heading east through the alley when they stopped near Castro and the other young man. The suspects are said to have gotten out, asked the pair their gang affiliation and then Lopez allegedly opened fire. But police do not have a weapon.
The Orange County Register reports Lopez has misdemeanor drug, DUI, battery, assault, vandalism, false imprisonment and conspiracy charges in his past, that Sanchez is a fugitive who pleaded guilty to felony car theft and was charged last year with possession of burglary tools and drug paraphernalia and that Vega has pleaded guilty to driving without a valid license.
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