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Two People Arrested In Connection To Gang Shooting That Left Bystander Dead

Source: Santa Ana police; MEGA

Mark Remmers and Brooke De La Cruz.

Dec. 18 2022, Published 9:00 a.m. ET

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California police arrested two people in connection to a gang shooting that left an innocent bystander dead, according to KABC.

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Mark Remmers, 19, and Brooke De La Cruz, 24, were arrested in connection to a shooting that left Maria Mora, a married mother of three, dead on Dec. 4. Mora was struck by a stray bullet as alleged gang members shot at each other, KABC reported.

Mora, 36, was taken to the hospital, where she died on Dec. 9.

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According to KABC, Remmers, who was described by police as a known gang member, was allegedly one of the shooters in the incident and was arrested in Costa Mesa on Dec. 15. De La Cruz is accused of being the driver during the incident.


KABC reported that police say Remmers and another possible suspect got out of the vehicle and opened fire. Santa Ana Police Chief David Valentin told the outlet that the targets were two teens walking by.

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Both Remmers and De La Cruz are charged with murder.

"Why is someone driving around the city shooting at people indiscriminately?" Valentin told KABC. "That shouldn't happen. I'm tired of it. I'm tired of innocent people being impacted for life."

Police ask that anyone with information to call SAPD Homicide at (714)245-8390 or Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855)TIP-OCCS. Valentin told KABC that a reward of up to $50,000 is available.


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