Welcome to Santa Ana, Part II

Mere days after reporting the carjacking of a Lake Forest resident washing his car in Santa Ana, now the O.C. Register is reporting that a pair of vatos in an old Infiniti shot at Toyota at a stop light. “A 21-year-old man was shot Sunday morning during a gang-related car-to-car shooting, police said today.”

Here are the key excerpts from the Register’s article:

The shooting occurred at 5:26 a.m. when two men on their way to work were stopped at a red light on the 500 block of E. First Street and a car pulled up next to them, said Santa Ana police Cpl. Jose Gonzalez.

The men in a mid-1990s Toyota sedan noticed the occupants in a late ’90s four-door Infiniti staring at them, Gonzalez said.

The men in the Toyota drove westbound on First Street and the occupants in the Infiniti followed them and fired several rounds striking the vehicle and grazing the ear of the 21-year-old passenger, Gonzalez said.

Fortunately, “Minutes later, an officer spotted the Infinity getting on the I-5 Freeway at Fourth Street and followed the car to the 57 Freeway at Lincoln Avenue in Orange where it was pulled over, Gonzalez said.”

I’m sure Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido will blame the 909 for this one, since one of the miscreants turned out to be an import from the 909! “Christian Netto, 18, of Corona and Michael Leonel Ayala, , of Santa Ana were arrested on suspicion of assault with a firearm and gang enhancements.”

Didn’t Santa Ana Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez recently say, at a Council meeting, that “there is no crime in Santa Ana?” Maybe she meant to say Irvine – a pajarito tells me that is where she really lives. The address she is registered at in Santa Ana is apparently her mom’s house, where Alvarez recently ran the Measure D campaign. Well, I can’t blame Claudia if this is true. Living in Santa Ana is getting to be a dicey proposition.


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