Man Shot in Face While Driving to Work in Santa Ana Random Attack

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A man was shot in the face while driving to work in Santa Ana Friday morning in what police are calling a random attack.

A truck that crashed after the driver was shot in the face on Jan. 19 is seen in an image provided by the Santa Ana Police Department.
A truck that crashed after the driver was shot in the face on Jan. 19 is seen in an image provided by the Santa Ana Police Department.

The victim was driving to work in the 1300 block of West Edinger Street when he was shot in the left cheek at about 5:45 a.m., Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.

Images from the scene show the driver collided with a tree, snapping it in half and smashing the front end of his truck.

The driver was identified only as a man in his 40s who was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

He is expected to be OK, Bertagna said.

Investigators determined the victim did not know the shooter and the attack was random.

No description of the gunman was immediately available.

KTLA's Jennifer Thang contributed to this report.

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