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Man Shot to Death While Riding in Car in Santa Ana

An apparently random shooting claimed the life of a 21-year-old man riding in a car with three other men early Sunday morning, a Santa Ana police official said.

Marcus Jordan, 21, of Santa Ana died soon after being shot in the back of the head about 1 a.m. in the 2300 block of St. Gertrude Place in Santa Ana, Lt. Dave Petko said. Police said the single shot apparently was fired from a house.

The other men in the car told police that they were driving near Greenville Street when a shot was fired and Jordan slumped forward.

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“We don’t know why he was shot, and we haven’t found anyone from any of the houses nearby who knew the victim,” Petko said.

Investigators are questioning a number of possible suspects but have not been able to find a reason for the shooting.


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