SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — A man was found fatally shot after crashing onto the campus of Santa Ana College early Monday.
Police were called to Bristol and 17th at about 1 a.m. to investigate a report of shots fired. Not many details are available about the shooting, but officers did follow the trail of what happened to the man who was shot.
Investigators say the fatally wounded man’s car lost control, went over a curb, over bushes and stopped on a retaining wall bordering a parking lot at Santa Ana College, 1530 W. 17th St. After crashing, the man — who was the only person in the car — got out and collapsed.
He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has been withheld pending notification of his family.
Five persons of interest have been detained in this case — three in Carson, two in Long Beach.
Detectives say they will be going over security video from the campus and a nearby McDonald’s restaurant as part of the investigation.
“Was there a shooting that led to an accident, an accident that led to a shooting? How many people were involved? Those are all things we’re looking into at this point,” Santa Ana police spokesman Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.
Bristol remains closed for the fatal shooting investigation. School officials say Santa Ana College will remain shut down until the scene is clear.
Monday, Sept. 16: Due to police activity, the Santa Ana College Campus located at 1530 W. 17th Street is closed. Students and staff are advised to NOT come to campus and no classes will be held today until further notice. Stay tuned to text, social media and e-mail for updates.
— Santa Ana College (@SantaAnaCollege) September 16, 2019
“They told us to just stay away from campus, both staff and students,” student Saul Regino said. “I guess I’ll go back home until they tell us to come back.”