Two Young Boys Bore The Brunt Of Violence In Santa Ana This Weekend
This weekend a 7-year-old and 14-year-old were victims of two violent but unconnected attacks in Santa Ana this weekend.
On Friday evening, a 14-year-old was stabbed by gang members during an attack. He died early Saturday morning from his stab wounds in a hospital, City News Service reported. No arrests were made, and police are continuing to investigate. It happened in the 600 block of South Townsend street.
Three miles away in an unconnected attack, a 7-year-old boy in the back seat of an SUV was shot while his dad was looking for a parking spot, KTLA reports. The boy's father noticed a car following them. It pulled around as if to pass them and then opened fire around 11:15 pm. The boy was hit several times in the leg, and he is expected to survive.
Investigators told KTLA that they do not believe this shooting is gang-related, but they do not have any motive in the attack. The boy's father and his uncle, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, don't have any gang connections. The suspects fled the scene, and their vehicle is described as a small SUV, according to CNS.