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2 students at a Santa Ana high school shot after fight

April 1, 2011 |  6:02 pm

Two students at a Santa Ana high school were shot and wounded Friday afternoon after a fight involving 20 to 30 people in a grocery store parking lot, police said.

The victims, both sophomores at Century High School, were taken by ambulance to Western Medical Center, where they were being treated for gunshot wounds that were not life-threatening, said Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.

The lunchtime fight took place outside a Stater Bros. market on East McFadden Avenue, Bertagna said. When officers from the Santa Ana Unified School District arrived, the participants dispersed, he said.

The two victims were running north in an alley in the 1000 block of South Standard Avenue when a white  Lincoln sedan pulled up and a passenger fired five to eight shots, Bertagna said.

One victim, a 16-year-old, was struck once in the leg and once in the hand. The other, an 18-year-old, was struck once in the buttocks. The pair ran into an apartment building and hid in the laundry room.

The people in the white car fled, and a Santa Ana police gang unit was searching for them late Friday afternoon, Bertagna said.


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