Man, 23, Shot Dead in Apparent Gang Killing

From Times Staff Reports

A 23-year-old man was fatally shot Friday night in Santa Ana, the city's second murder since the new year began, police said.

Daniel Rivas of Santa Ana was dropped off about 9 p.m. at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, where he later died, said Santa Ana Police Sgt. Bill Barrett.

Rivas was shot about 8:30 p.m. in front of a house in the 2600 block of West Ninth Street, Barrett said.

Santa Ana gang-detail officers said the killing may have been gang-related.

For The Record Los Angeles Times Thursday January 09, 2003 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 9 inches; 348 words Type of Material: Correction Santa Ana shooting -- An article in the California section of the Orange County edition on Sunday incorrectly reported the age and hometown of a man who was fatally shot on Jan. 3. Daniel Rivas was 21, not 23, and he lived in Westminster, not Santa Ana.
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