SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — Police Wednesday were searching for suspects in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 31-year-old gang member.
Michael Paul Stanton of Santa Ana was gunned down about 8 p.m. Tuesday in the driveway of a home in the 600 block of N. Rosita Street, Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.READ MORE: 'I'm Ready': Karen Bass Makes It Official -- She's Running For LA Mayor
Bertagna says Stanton was riding a bicycle on the street when a dark-colored sedan drove by.
“The dark sedan pulled up, words were exchanged and there was gunfire,” Bertagna said.READ MORE: Vandenberg To Launch 2,000th Rocket Monday
Stanton died at the scene of a gunshot wound to the upper chest, Bertagna said.
Investigators believe the shooting was gang-related, Bertagna said. Stanton has a criminal history and tattoos on his eyelids related to his gang affiliation.MORE NEWS: John Hinckley, Who Attempted To Assassinate President Reagan, Gets Unconditional Release
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