Man and woman killed, 3rd man critically injured in Santa Ana, police say

ByMichelle Fisher and staff KABC logo
Friday, May 3, 2024
Police find bloody spear at scene after double homicide in Santa Ana
It appears the three people were involved in an altercation, leaving two dead and one critically injured. Police found a bloody spear at the scene.

SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- A bloody spear was found at the scene of a Santa Ana storage facility where a man and woman were found dead and a third man was seriously injured, police say.

It appears the violence involved an altercation among the three people and investigators are not looking for any other suspects.

The victims were found dead in a storage unit on the 1200 block of East Chestnut Avenue around 4:25 p.m., according to police. A third victim, a man described as being in critical condition, was transported to a nearby hospital.

Detectives say it's unknown yet whether they were stabbed or possibly shot.

"Our detectives believe that some type of altercation happened with the three individuals - possibly a stabbing, possibly a shooting," said Natalie Garcia, public information officer for the Santa Ana Police Department.

Police say the incident does not appear to be gang-related.