A 15-year-old boy died Sunday after he was wounded in a shooting in a residential neighborhood in Santa Ana, police said.
Family members identified the victim as Isaac Gonzalez, a student at Valley High School.
Officers were dispatched at 11:51 p.m. Saturday to the 2300 block of West Saint Gertrude Place, and found the boy with several gunshot wounds, the Santa Ana Police Department reported.
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Paramedics rushed the teen to an area hospital in critical condition where he later died.
"At first I heard three gunshots, but I thought it was fireworks because after the three gun shots it started going really fast," witness Abigail Medrano said.
Gonzalez's family said he wanted to become a professional boxer and couldn't believe his life was cut short.
Witnesses described seeing three hooded men and two other men in a dark colored vehicle.
Santa Ana police said it is now a homicide investigation. They believe the suspects are gang members, but said Gonzalez was not a gang member.
Santa Ana homicide detectives asked anyone with any information regarding the shooting to call them at 714-245-8390.