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Woman who was a bystander is shot and killed in Santa Ana – Orange County Register

SANTA ANA — A woman who was shot in a possible gang-related shooting in Santa Ana and died days later was identified as a 36-year-old resident of that city on Saturday.

At 4:27 p.m. on Sunday, December 4, Santa Ana police received a report of a shooting and found a woman in the parking lot of 1473 S. Main St. near Edinger Avenue, apparently suffering from an injury shot in the upper body. Orange County Fire Department personnel treated her at the scene and transported her to a local hospital, where she was listed in critical condition.

On Friday, Maria Del Refugio Mora was pronounced dead.

During the preliminary investigation, officers determined that two boys were shot from a white sedan, Santa Ana police said. They rushed into the parking lot as they were shot at. They were unhurt, but Mora, an innocent bystander, was hit.

Police released surveillance video of the attack on YouTube.

Detectives believe the motive may be gang-related and are trying to identify and locate witnesses who may shed light on the homicide.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call SAPD Homicide Section Detectives at 714-245-8390, or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS. The case is eligible for the Gang Reward program.

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