Boy, 14, shot in Garden Grove; suspects also fired at relative who gave chase in truck


Police are asking for the public’s help as they investigate a double-shooting Tuesday afternoon that sent a 14-year-old boy to the hospital with two gunshot wounds and damaged the truck of a relative who pursued the suspects.

The shootings, which Garden Grove Police believe are gang related, erupted at around 4:30 p.m. March 24.

Police responded to the 12800 block of Lucille Street at 4:38 p.m. and found the 14-year-old male Hispanic on the sidewalk in front of a house. The boy was able to tell police that a gray or white Honda Accord containing three male Hispanics in their teens or 20s had fired at him from the car.

The Honda then fled the area by going north on the residential street, the boy told police.

A relative of the victim was close by and got into his car and chased after the suspects’ car, Garden Grove Police said in a news release.

After losing sight of the suspects’ car near the intersection of Gilbert Street and Stanford Avenue and making a U-turn, the relative said the suspects’ car then was in front of his truck and that one of the suspects fired three rounds at him.

One round hit the relative’s truck.

The suspects then sped away and the relative returned to the scene of the first shooting to talk with police, according to the news release.

The boy was transported to UCI Medical Center and is expected to recover from his injuries, police said.

The Garden Police Department is asking anyone who may have witnessed the shooting on Lucille Street or the second shooting at Gilbert Street and Stanford Avenue to call 714-741-5800 with any information.