Anaheim : Man, Youths Wounded in Drive-By Shooting

An Anaheim man and two teen-age boys were injured by several shotgun blasts fired from a car in a gang-related, drive-by shooting, authorities said Wednesday.

Anthony Acosta, 21, and two 15-year-old boys, whose names were withheld because of their age, were standing at Citron Street and Victor Avenue about 11:25 p.m. Tuesday, when shots were fired from a car, according to Police Lt. John Cross.

Officers found the three wounded on the sidewalk, Cross said. Two were shot in the legs and the other in the arm. The three were hospitalized in stable condition Wednesday, he said.

Witnesses told police that the shots were fired from a red Ford Mustang containing four men who then sped away northbound on Citron Street, Cross said.

Minutes later, police found the Mustang crashed into a tree at Romneya Drive, east of Euclid Street. Police recovered the shotgun believed to have been used in the attack, but the four menhad fled, Cross said.

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