A highschool baseball participant was killed and his cousin injured in a Thursday taking pictures outdoors Los Angeles, based on police and native stories.
Roberto Izelo, 18, and his 19-year-old relative had been sitting in a automotive with one other particular person in a Santa Ana alley round 7:30 p.m. when a suspect approached the car on foot and opened hearth, based on police and native stories.
Izelo died after being shot within the chest and his unidentified cousin was in steady situation after struggling the identical damage, Santa Ana Police stated in a statement.
Each teenagers performed for Santa Ana’s Century Excessive Faculty baseball staff, according to KABC-TV.
“Whether or not or not he (suspect) had a car close by, we’re nonetheless attempting to determine that out,” Santa Ana Police Sgt. Maria Lopez reportedly stated.
The assault occurred after a baseball recreation in an space with a historical past of felony exercise and police had been investigating if it was gang-related, the station stated.
“The circumstances or motive surrounding the taking pictures are at present being investigated,” police stated, including that detectives had been investigating the chance that the taking pictures was gang-related.
“The SAUSD group is deeply saddened by the loss of life of a scholar at Century Excessive Faculty,” the Santa Ana Unified Faculty District stated in a statement posted on Fb.
“We provide our most honest condolences to the coed’s household,” it learn. “Disaster counselors have additionally been despatched to assist any college students and employees on the faculty coping with this loss.
“Our ideas are with the Century Excessive Faculty group, and we ask that you simply kindly respect the privateness of the household and college.”