A homicide investigation is underway in Santa Ana after a man was shot and killed Wednesday night, the Santa Ana Police Department said in a news release.
Officers responded to the 1700 block of West 9th Street at around 8:15 p.m. to find a man suffering from gunshot wounds to his upper torso, police said.
Paramedics transported the victim to a nearby hospital where he died during emergency surgery a few hours later, according to the news release.
Authorities did not identify the victim.
A witness described a lone gunman fleeing the scene on foot after the shooting as a “Hispanic male wearing dark clothing,” Santa Ana Police said.
The area where the shooting occurred appears to be a residential area. It is unclear whether the victim was found outside or inside a home.
The incident is under investigation and detectives had not determined the motive for the killing as of Thursday morning.
Anyone with information was asked to call homicide detectives at 714-245-8390.