Man fatally shot in an alley

CRIME SCENE in alley near Cedar Street in Westminster Thursday afternoon (WPD photo).

A man was gunned down in an alley in Westminster Thursday afternoon.

According to Commander Kevin MacCormick of the WPD, police were called at 3:26 p.m. to the 13900 block of Cedar Street regarding a shooting.

Arriving officers found a man lying down in an alley west of Cedar Street. He had suffered what appeared to be gunshot wounds to the face and upper body.

Paramedics from the Orange County Fire Authority responded and pronounced the man dead at the scene. He was identified initially only as a male 30 to 35 years old. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Witnesses at the scene told police the suspect vehicle was a 2010 to 2014 model purple sedan. It was last seen traveling westbound on Westminster Boulevard from Locust Street.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Detective M. Pierson at (714) 548-3759 or Detective M. Lopez at (714) 548-3773. Callers can remain anonymous.

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