06.25.2020 | 6:34 PM | SANTA ANA - One person was dead and another injured after a shooting broke out during a gathering at a local cemetery, Wednesday evening.
Authorities responded to reports of a shooting at the Santa Ana-Fairhaven Cemetery located in the 1900 block of East Santa Clara Avenue around 6:34 PM.
Units arriving on scene located a male victim down within the cemetery suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and pronounced him deceased.
A second gunshot victim was found in a vehicle that was attempting to flee the cemetery.
Firefighter paramedics treated the second victim on scene before transporting him to an area hospital in unknown condition.
Initial reports indicate a large group of adults and children were gathered at the cemetery to celebrate the anniversary of a loved one's death.
While gathered together two male suspects approached the group and opened fire with a handgun.
The motive for the attack was not immediately clear but the shooting was believed to be gang-related.
Anyone with information regarding the fatal shooting is urged to contact the Santa Ana Police Department at (714) 345-8390 or to submit an anonymous tip through the Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS.
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