California high school baseball players killed in ambush, police say, with suspects at large

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A baseball player from a California high school student was killed and another is still hospitalized after an ambush on Thursday, police said.

The students were sitting in a car in Santa Ana, 30 miles south of Los Angeles, just before 7:25 p.m. Thursday when an armed man approached and opened fire near Century High School, the Santa Ana Police Department said.

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One died of his injuries and the other was taken to hospital. The deceased victim was identified by the Orange County Coroner’s Office as 18-year-old Roberto Izelo, a resident of the nearby town of Tustin and a senior baseball player for the school.

Two high school students were shot in Santa Ana, California, killing one of them and wounding the other, police said.

Two high school students were shot in Santa Ana, California, killing one of them and wounding the other, police said.
(Santa Ana Police Department)

He died Friday morning, the Santa Ana Unified School District said.

The other student is a 19-year-old baseball player at Century High School, Fox affiliate KTTV reported. His identity has not been released.

A 16-year-old boy was sitting in the back seat of the targeted vehicle but was unharmed. The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated. Authorities released a video of a potential suspect crossing the street.

In a statement, the school district said it was “deeply saddened” by Izelo’s death.

“We express our sincere condolences to the student’s family,” the statement said.

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No description of the possible suspect was revealed. Fox News has contacted the Santa Ana Police Department.

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