Just Another Orange County Murder: Anthony Lopez [UPDATED]
Anthony Lopez, 44, was lying on the sidewalk in the 300 block of North Jackson Street in Santa Ana, dying from a gunshot wound when police arrived just before 7 p.m. Sunday. Paramedics treated Lopez at the scene, but it was too late.
The general location where Lopez was discovered can be found on Google maps.
About eight hours later, Michael Marquez, Lopez's 33-year-old nephew, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Orange after being shot in the leg outside his home in the 200 block of North Jackson Street, which is about a block south of where his uncle was shot and killed.
Marquez reportedly told police he was standing near his garage when a car pulled up and an occupant pulled out a gun and fired several times before the car sped away. The shootings are being investigated as gang-related crimes.