2 Homeless People Hurt in BB Gun Drive-By Shooting

Authorities are searching for a gunman believed to have shot two homeless people with a BB gun in Buena Park, officials said.

Officers responded to a shooting at Lincoln and Knott avenues around 10:45 p.m. Sunday after a homeless man was shot twice in the face by a BB gun during a drive-by shooting, according to the Orange County Fire Authority.

The victim was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Shortly after the scene was cleared, another shooting was reported at Beach and Artesia boulevards about 3 miles from the first incident.

Officials said a second homeless man was sitting at a bus stop when he was shot in the face with a BB gun. The victim suffered minor injuries and refused to be taken to the hospital.

"It's crazy. Why would you want to pick on a homeless person," said a transient person who only asked to be named David.

Due to the proximity of the incidents, authorities believe the shootings were carried out by the same person.

There was no suspect description or motive at this time. Authorities will be seeking surveillance video from the area and said witnesses reported seeing a dark-colored car at both locations. 

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