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Apr 7, 2014 9:41 AM by Associated Press

Man wounded in Santa Ana shooting

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Orange County authorities say a man was wounded in a shooting that sent bullets into a nearby apartment, narrowly missing a woman inside.

Santa Ana police Commander Enrique Esparza says the 18-year-old victim was walking on the street early Monday when a suspect drove up, got out of his car and opened fire.

City News Service says a family was awakened by the gunshots piercing their apartment's windows and walls. Fifteen-year-old Bryette Baltazar says one round whizzed by her grandmother, who was visiting from Mexico.

The victim was hospitalized with gunshot wounds to his legs, hip, hand and foot.

Police are looking for the gunman.

Esparza says the shooting was possibly gang-related because the victim is a likely gang member.

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