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A California high school student baseball player was killed and another remains hospitalized following an ambush shooting Thursday, police said.
The students were sitting in a car in Santa Ana, located 30 miles south of Los Angeles, just before 7:25 p.m. Thursday when a gunman approached and opened fire near Century High School, the Santa Ana Police Department said.
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One died from his injuries and the other was taken to a hospital. The deceased victim was identified by the Orange County Coroner’s Office as 18-year-old Roberto Izelo, a resident of the nearby city of Tustin and a senior baseball player for the school.
He died Friday morning, the Santa Ana Unified School District said.
The second student is a 19-year-old baseball player at Century High School, Fox affiliate KTTV reported. His identity has not been released.
A 16-year-old boy was sitting in the back seat of the targeted vehicle but was unharmed. The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated. Authorities released a video of a potential suspect crossing the street.
In a statement, the school district said it was “deeply saddened” by Izelo’s death.
“We offer our most sincere condolences to the student’s family,” the statement said.
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No description of the possible suspect was disclosed. Fox News has reached out to the Santa Ana Police Department.