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Shooting at Santa Ana cemetery leaves one person dead

A shooting at Santa Ana Cemetery on Wednesday left one man dead and one injured.
(Christine Cotter / Los Angeles Times)

A shooting at Santa Ana Cemetery Wednesday evening left one person dead at the scene while another was taken to a trauma center.

Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, a Santa Ana Police spokesperson, said a call was received of shots being fired inside the cemetery at 6:30 p.m.

The cemetery was incorrectly first identified by Santa Ana Police as Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary, 1702 Fairhaven Ave. The body was found on adjacent Santa Ana Cemetery, 1919 E. Santa Clara Ave.

Paramedics declared one man dead upon arrival while another male was taken to a hospital. Ages of both men were unknown, as is the condition of the injured person.

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According to Bertagna, a “large group of people” were in attendance when the shootings took place. It is unknown how many shooters were involved. Suspects fled the memorial park by vehicle.

It is unclear whether the gunfire broke out during a funeral service.

The shooting is under investigation.

Updates:

11:50 PM, Jun. 24, 2020: The cemetery was incorrectly first identified by Santa Ana Police as Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary, 1702 Fairhaven Ave. The body was found on adjacent Santa Ana Cemetery, 1919 E. Santa Clara Ave.


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