According to the Santa Ana Police Department, around 7:23 p.m. Thursday night, three students were sitting in a car in the west alley of 1400 S. Minnie Street when a gunman approached the vehicle and shot two of the students.
One of the students died from a gunshot wound and the other was hospitalized for his injuries.
The Orange County Coroner’s Office identified the deceased victim as Roberto Izelo, 18, of Tustin. The second student shot, a 19-year-old baseball player at Century High School, remains in stable condition. Izelo and the 19-year-old were cousins, FOX 11's Christina Gonzalez reports.
Roberto Izelo, 18, was shot and killed in Santa Ana.
Authorities told Gonzalez that a third teen, a 16-year-old boy, was in the back seat of the car at the time of the shooting but was uninjured.
The circumstances or motive surrounding the shooting are currently being investigated.
Police released surveillance video of the possible suspect crossing a street.
Possible suspect in Santa Ana ambush shooting that left one high school student dead, another injured.
Detectives are attempting to identify and locate any witnesses who can shed light on this incident.
The Santa Ana Unified School District issued the following statement in response to the deadly shooting:
Anyone with information on the case was asked to call Santa Ana Police Department Homicide Section Detectives at 714-245-8390, or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.