DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT: Thursday November 9th, 12:46a.m.
LOCATION: 818 S. Townsend St
CITY: Santa Ana
- Orange County Fire responded to a reported solo vehicle crashed into a power pole causing an outage in the area
- Firefighters were able to remove the driver from the vehicle
- Paramedics noticed that the driver had gun shot wounds
- The victim was then transported to a local trauma center, condition unkown
- No suspects are in custody
- SCE website is showing 139 customers have been impacted
VICTIM INFORMATION: UNAVAILABLE
SUSPECT INFORMATION: UNKNOWN
HANDLING AGENCIES: SANTA ANA POLICE
CNS: SANTA ANA (CNS) – A 25-year-old man was shot while helping his girlfriend move in Santa Ana Thursday, leaving him on life support in an area hospital.
The victim’s truck crashed into several parked cars before slamming into a power pole at 818 S. Townsend St., knocking out electricity in the neighborhood, said Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.
The victim was shot once with one bullet striking a headlight and another hitting a bumper on the vehicle, Bertagna said.
Power was restored by 3:45 p.m. to the 140 customers who lost electricity following the 12:45 a.m. incident, said Southern California Edison spokeswoman Maureen Brown.
Police were working on the motive for the shooting, Bertagna said. The shooting occurred in a neighborhood where a gang injunction has been established because of the level of gang activity, so it’s possible the shooter was in a gang, Bertagna said.
The victim, whose name was not released, had no gang ties, Bertagna said.