Shooting Wounds 7-Year-Old Boy in Santa Ana

A $1,000 reward was being offered for information leading to an arrest.

By Jason Kandel, Reggie Kumar and Tena Ezzeddine
|  Sunday, Jun 23, 2013  |  Updated 6:15 PM PDT
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A 7-year-old boy was shot and wounded in Santa Ana when the SUV he was riding in was fired at by someone in an another vehicle, police said.

A 7-year-old boy was shot and wounded in Santa Ana when the SUV he was riding in was fired at by someone in an another vehicle, police said.

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A 7-year-old boy was shot and wounded in Santa Ana when the SUV he was riding in was fired at by someone in an another vehicle, police said.

The shooting happened after 11 p.m. Saturday in the 2600 block of South Towner Street, police said.

The boy’s family was in the neighborhood to visit family members when the father said he noticed a vehicle following them. The family was looking for a place to park when the vehicle pulled up alongside their SUV and fired bullets at them, police said.

The boy, who was sitting in the rear, was struck in the leg. The father drove his son to Coastal Communities Hospital in Santa Ana, where he was being treated Sunday for non-life threatening wounds.

Police said the shooting didn’t appear to be gang related, but they had no leads. They could only describe the vehicle involved as a smaller SUV with a tire on the back.

They were asking if anyone had any information to call them at (714) 245-8701. A $1,000 reward was being offered for information leading to the arrest of the shooter.

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