Victim Identified in Possible Road Rage Shooting in Costa Mesa

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A record  photograph  of constabulary  sirens. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

A record photograph of constabulary sirens. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

COSTA MESA, Calif.—Coroner’s officials Nov. 26 released the sanction of a antheral who was fatally wounded during a shooting successful Costa Mesa that constabulary judge was triggered by a insignificant postulation incidental connected Thanksgiving Day.

The unfortunate was identified arsenic Lucas Rivera-Velasco of Costa Mesa, according to the Orange County coroner’s office.

Officers were sent to the 400 artifact of West Bay Street, westbound of the Costa Mesa (55) Freeway, astatine astir 6:45 p.m. Nov. 24, according to the Costa Mesa Police Department. They recovered 5 radical with gunshot wounds.

Rivera-Velasco was 1 of 2 victims rushed to a trauma center. He died from his injuries there, and the different shooting unfortunate was listed successful unchangeable condition.

“Three different victims were transported to different adjacent hospitals,” constabulary said. “One of those victims is successful captious information and the 2 different victims are successful unchangeable condition.”

Police judge a insignificant postulation mishap precipitated the shooting, which investigators described arsenic an “isolated incident.”

“Detectives worked done the nighttime and learned the antheral fishy fled successful a achromatic Chevrolet motortruck eastbound connected Bay Street,” constabulary said. “In the aboriginal greeting hours [Friday] … the fishy successful the achromatic motortruck turned himself successful and detectives made the arrest.”

The fishy was identified arsenic Lee Walker, 41, of Santa Ana, constabulary said.

Costa Mesa constabulary urged anyone with accusation astir the incidental to telephone them astatine 714-754-5252.

City News Service

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