3-Year-Old Girl Critically Injured in Santa Ana Shooting, Suspect at Large

Police in Santa Ana are on the hunt for a suspect involved in the shooting of a 3-year-old girl who sustained critical injuries while riding in the backseat of a car with her parents on Sunday. The incident occurred near the intersection of 15th Street and Spurgeon Street, where multiple bullet holes were discovered in the parents’ white sedan.

Officer Natalie Garcia of the Santa Ana Police revealed that investigators are currently working to determine the motive behind the attack. The family was driving when their vehicle was struck by gunfire, leaving the young girl severely wounded. A 4-year-old child, also in the backseat, fortunately escaped unharmed.

Unaware of their daughter’s injuries, the parents continued driving until they noticed the girl gasping for air. Realizing the severity of the situation, they promptly rushed her to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County, where police were subsequently notified. The 3-year-old underwent multiple surgeries overnight and is expected to survive, although her condition remains critical but stable as of Monday morning.

Homicide detectives have begun reviewing surveillance footage from the vicinity of the incident. Additionally, officers conducted a thorough search of the area and discovered shell casings along 15th Street, just east of Spurgeon Street. Authorities are urging anyone with information related to the shooting to contact Santa Ana Police homicide detectives at (714) 245-8390.

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