Car Involved in Drive-by Shooting Sought by Santa Ana Police

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Santa Ana police asked for the public’s help on Friday identifying a vehicle involved in a drive-by shooting.


The vehicle was described as a black or gray Lexus or possibly an Acura. (Credit: Santa Ana Police Department)

Three days after shots were fired from a sedan at a man riding a bicycle, authorities were trying to find the car and its occupants.

Described as a black or gray late-1990s or early 2000s Lexus or Acura four-door, the car chased a man on a red bike for several blocks on Jan. 28.

Shots were fired in the area of the 600 block of East Chestnut Avenue (map).

Surveillance video captured the last part of the chase, when gun smoke appeared to come from the passenger-side window of the vehicle as it drove by the man on the bike. The victim was not injured.


Gunsmoke seemed to come from the car, as shown in a still from surveillance video. (Credit: Santa Ana Police Department)

The vehicle was last seen traveling northbound on Halladay Street, according to a news release from the Santa Ana Police Department.

Police believe the car’s occupants may also have been involved in a robbery and separate shooting in late 2013.

Anyone with information was asked to contact detectives at the Crimes Against Person-Homicide Unit at 714-245-8390 or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-847-6227 (TIP-OCCS).