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Two Men Arrested For The Fatal Shooting Of A 9-Year-Old Anaheim Girl

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Two men have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of 9-year old Ximena Meza, which took place on Wednesday evening in front of her Anaheim home.

The Anaheim Police Department announced that they had arrested 19-year old Ricardo Cruz of Buena Park and 20-year old Alfred Miguel Aquino of Anaheim around 11 p.m. on Friday night. They have been booked on the suspicion of murder.

According to NBC 11, the evidence suggests that the shooting was gang-related. Two men were driving down Greenacre Avenue in Anaheim on Wednesday evening around 7:15 p.m. when one exited the vehicle and fired on another group of men. Meza was caught in the crossfire.

Meza was playing with sisters in the front yard of the apartment complex where she lived on the 2300 block of Greenacre Avenue when she was fatally shot. She would have turned 10-years old in about a month.