24-Year-Old Shooting Victim Found on Front Lawn of Tustin Home

A man who was found deceased on the front lawn of a Tustin residence on Sunday had no apparent connection to the location, police said.

The body of Orange resident Jose Peralta, 24, was found just after 6 a.m. in the yard of the home on the 600 block of West Main Street, Tustin police said in a statement.

Responding officers determined the man was dead and had suffered a gunshot wound, though police did not specify where the wound was located.

Tustin police said their station did not receive any calls for service from the neighborhood Saturday night, and it was unclear whether Peralta was shot at the home or if his body was taken there at some other point.

However, investigators were so far unable to find any ties between the victim and the location where he was discovered, officials said.

The family who lives in the home, who did not want to be identified, told KTLA they were asleep when police knocked on their door and told them what had happened.

Neighbor Sonny Pacho said he “looked outside and seen a body on the ground at the neighbor’s house” early Sunday morning.

“It was a little bit of a shock and a lot of concern on our end as to what was going on,” he told KTLA.

The most shocking incidents in the area are usually contained to car crashes and falling trees, said Janis Hunter, who also lives in the neighborhood.

“This is usually a really safe neighborhood where you can walk your dog," she said. "You don’t know all your neighbors, but you know a few of them. It’s not something that happens in this neighborhood.”

Detectives continue to investigate the incident. Anyone with information can call the Tustin Police Department at 714-573-3249.