Juveniles arrested in murder of Santa Ana Boy

Two juvenile Santa Ana gang members were arrested in the murder of a 13-year-old boy who was gunned down Wednesday while crossing the street with a group of friends near Santa Ana High School. H.G Reza and Tony Barboza of the Los Angeles Times report that the suspects are 16 and 18 and affiliated with a local street gang.

Santa Ana has had an increase in gang shootings this year. Allegedly the 13 year-old vicitm, who did not attend the school, was crossing the street with friends when another group of teenagers approached him and demanded to know his gang affiliation. When he did not answer, he was shot multiple times in the upper torso and was ponounced dead a few hours later.

Questions about this post can be directed to Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney William Weinberg at (714) 834-1400.

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