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Police Aren't Sure Why Someone Opened Fire On Teen Girl Riding With Her Friends

Janet Jimenez (Photo via Facebook)
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A 17-year-old Santa Ana woman was tragically killed when someone fired into the car in which she was a passenger. Janet Jimenez was out with friends near S. Townsend St. and Monte Vista Ave. around midnight on Friday night when the bullet went through the vehicle and hit her in the chest. The driver pulled into a nearby Circle K in the 1900 block of West Edinger Ave. where the police were called, L.A. Times reports. Jimenez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department said that Jimenez was not affiliated with any gangs, nor did she have an arrest record. There were two others with Jimenez at the gas station when police arrived, but they believe there were more people in the car with her prior to the shooting. Police are now working to find those people. No arrests have been made in the case, and there are no other details about the identity of the shooter.

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