Alleged Gang Member Charged In Venice Park Double Murder

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A reputed gang member was charged with murder and other crimes Thursday for the killing of two men at a Venice-area park.

Michael Anthony Mariscal of Culver City pleaded not guilty to two counts of capital murder, three counts of attempted premeditated murder, one count of street terrorism and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

The murder charges include the special circumstance allegations of multiple murders and murder carried out to further the activities of a criminal street gang. Prosecutors will decide whether to seek a death sentence.

Authorities says Salvador Diaz, 18, and Allan Mateo, 19, were sitting in bleachers with a group in Penmar Park on June 22, waiting to play basketball, when Mariscal allegedly walked up and made gang references. He then reportedly opened fire on the group, killing Diaz and Mateo and shooting a 17-year-old boy in the leg.

Marical fled the scene and was later arrested by Los Angeles police.

A preliminary hearing in the case has been set for July 20.

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  1. ILA says:

    To all you gang members that think you get away with murder… YOU’RE WRONG! Next time you thugs want to act tuff and start shooting and killing people remember this.. YOU WILL NEVER GET AWAY WITH IT! The cops are always one step ahead of you, you good for nothing, waste of space imbeciles!!

  2. John Cendez says:

    Just execute the POS. In fact lets declare Martial law for a few months to clean out the human garbage that does stuff like this.

    1. Antonio Sanchez says:

      John you need to Grow up. Taking another persons life is never justifiable,and Martial Law? You would’nt be able to handle yourself yet alone survive it. You would probably be tucked underneath those very same bleachers hoping the boogy man don’t find you, “Child”!

  3. Ben says:

    That street gang coward needs to be executed ASAP

    1. Antonio Sanchez says:

      Ben, I Think you understand me when I say Killing another person would’nt be the answer. Why else would you disapprove of what Mariscal did. Think about it!

      1. krg says:

        The difference is simple. He killed two people (and injured another) who were doing nothing more than hanging out on bleachers. He murdered two people in cold blood.

        Executing him would = an eye for an eye and he is NOT just some innocent bystander.

        Simple enough.

  4. Ryan says:

    Illegals running rampant yet again!

    1. Antonio Sanchez says:

      Ryan! Ryan, Ryan, Ryan!! Where is your head? You sound like your being a little racist. It’s clear that you are a very imature individual. My question is. Why you post such a childish and Ignorant comment for the whole world to see? You clearly don’t have a clue, do you? Over your head and under your feet if don’t get it, you never will! Grow up!

  5. priscilla says:

    Thank god they caught this idiot! RIP Lil Sal!!!!!!

    1. Ryan says:

      It would have been RIP either way. Rest in Prison!

  6. Antonio Sanchez says:

    To the comments I read here by John, Ben and Ryan! I would like to say that all of you sound very troubled and your values and morals need to be reevaluated. For one, this individual clearly made a big mistake killing the two gentleman and will have to answer to the man up stairs for that, and for two He is obviously a disturbed person. The comments that I have been reading from you all make you sound just as disturbed. Especially that childish and ignorant comment made by Ryan. Mariscal is exacyly where he belongs and if you guys don’t wake up you might find yourselves exactly where you belong too.

  7. Antonio Sanchez says:

    I just want to say to all the family and freinds of the deceased. My heart go’s out to you in your time of grief. God be with you all!

  8. Antonio Sanchez says:

    I’m curious to see what the three amigos have to say next!

    1. Ryan says:

      I left a comment but the bleeding heart pinko of a moderator deleted it. They only leave up what the see fit so you don’t get a true representation of what society feels. Dumb illegals!

    2. Jeff says:

      Too bad you are going to miss your amigos. No more late nights at the taco truck, no more conversations in the line to pick up your welfair check…

      1. Bill says:

        …says the APE!

  9. ashley says:

    TWO THE TWO YOUNG GENTLEMEN THA PAST AWAY OUR LOVE GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IT IS TIME FOR YOU TWO RO LOOK OUT FOR US AS WE’VE GAINED A GURADIAN ANGEL BUT UNFORTUNATLY LOST TWO AMAZING HUMAN BEIGNS . TO MARISCALS FAMILY I FEEL FOR YOU I KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE TO HAVE FAMILY MEMBER/FRIENDS BEHIND BARS BECAUSE IN OUR EYES THEY CAN DO NO HARM. BUT TRTH IS MARISCAL MURDERED TWO YOUNG MEN AND INJURED A THRID ONE AND I DONT WISH THE WORST FOR HIM NOT DEATH OR A LIFE BEHIND PRISON BARS BUT I DO WISH FAIR JUSTICE IS DONE TO HIM! I HOPE HE REALIZES WHAT HE’S DONE IS COMPLETLY WRONG! TO PEOPLE LEAVIN UNECESSARY COMMENTS RUDE DISRESPECTFUL PLEASE AS I WAS CLOSE TO BOTH FAMILIES TO DIAZ AND MATEO FAMILY PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANY COOMETNS BE POLITE AS BOTH FAMILIES ARE GOING THROUGH SUCH A HARD TIME!
    YOU SAY WE ARE ILLEGAL IN THIS COUNTRY TO START OFF WITH THIS STATE OF CALIFORNIA ARIZONA NEW MEXICO TEXAS AL BELONGED TO MEXICO FIRST THIS IS OUR LAND AND IF IT WERENT FOR US YOU WOULD HAVE NO FRESH FOOD ON YOUR TABLE WE ARE A GREAT ROLE IN THIS COUNTRY! OH AND ANOTHER THING “JEFF” ALAN AND SALVADOR WE’RENT ON “WELFAIR” AND JUST FYI PEOPLE THTA RECEIVE THE MOSST WELFAIR EBT FOOD STAMS MEDICAL AND LOW INCOME HELP ARE WHITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO BEFORE ANYONE SPEAKS UP ON ANYTHING HAVE YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!

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