News ReleaseCity of Irvine
Public Information Office

1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606


Subject :

Assault With A Deadly Weapon
Contact :Jerry Head, Sergeant    (949) 724-7165
John Condon, Detective    (949) 724-7244
IRVINE, CA – On March 30, 2006 at approximately 10 p.m., officers of the Irvine Police Department responded to the area of Deerfield and Culver regarding a shooting victim who collapsed in front of a convenience market west of that location.  Officers have learned that the victim was shot multiple times by an assailant and that his vehicle was stolen by the assailant and three other suspects.  The theft and shooting occurred in the area adjacent to the 76 Gas Station on the corner of Deerfield and Culver.  Apparently, after being shot the victim made his was to the nearby 7-11 convenience market to summon help.  Employees of the 7-11 market summoned the police and the victim was treated and taken to a local hospital where he is in stable condition.  We are told that his wounds are not life threatening.

Detectives from the Irvine Police Department are working on identifying, locating and arresting suspects involved in this crime.  The descriptions of the suspects are:

Male, Hispanic, 30’s, shaved head, heavy set, ear rings and mustache
Male, Hispanic, late teens, thin
Female, Hispanic NFD
Female, Hispanic NFD

Stolen Vehicle:  1995, Honda, Civic, 2-dr, white, and California license number:  4SRN-288.

Because the investigation is on-going, the police are not able to comment on the motive for the shooting.  Anyone with information regarding this matter should contact Irvine Police Department Detective John Condon at (949) 724-7244. 

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