Restaurant Shooting Victim May Be Taken Off Life Support

SANTA ANA (CBS) — The family of a man shot after a fight at a Santa Ana restaurant will consult with doctors about removing him from life support, police said.

Esteban Navarrete, 35, who was shot Sunday about 10 p.m. after an argument over which state in Mexico is best, was being kept alive on machines at Western Medical Center in Santa Ana.

The shooting happened in the parking lot of Mariscos La Ola at 1714 E. McFadden Ave., police said.

According to officials, Navarrete, his wife and a friend were leaving restaurant, when two of the men who had been in the argument came over and opened fire. Navarette apparently knew some of the people involved in the dispute.

Investigators are considering the possibility the killers, who were still at large Tuesday, mistook Navarrete for someone else in the dispute.

Bertagna said Navarrete’s family were meeting with doctors to decide
whether to let him die.

Police are reviewing video from Mariscos La Ola in the hope of
identifying the shooter.

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  • HollywoodSaint

    now we know whos better…where ever the shooters are from……won

  • Really

    This is a perfect example of the mentality of the culture in Mexico. The reason for this was just pure ignorance.

  • Really

    And, yes, I know it happened here. I meant to compare the similarities between here and Mexico.

    • Efrain

      Hey Really, did you hear about the white Oklahoma Sooner fan who ripped the testicles off a white Texas Longhorn fan over who’s better? That’s pretty mentally vicious also I would say by an American don’t you think? So is that ignorance or just plain stupid crazy?

  • Happy Days

    One less codckroack on the streets of Los Angeles.

    • Claire

      What a dispicable comment!
      God forbid someone did that to you or your loved ones!
      You are to be PITIED!

    • Tom

      How’s that? Your obviouly still here!

  • Speedy Gonzalez

    No est bueno, homes.

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  • truthbetold

    Well at least we know the mentality of really!!!! Still can’t seem to understand that every, race, culture and not to mention a human mind is different. Oh and ignorance does not discriminate. Ignorante!!!!!

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