Man shot, killed near Garden Grove bank ATM; woman robbed, assaulted near same ATM – OCRegister

Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man found with gunshot wounds near a bank ATM in Garden Grove Sunday night, Aug. 6.

Officers found the dead man around 10:11 p.m. after being called out to shots fired, according to a Monday, Aug. 7, statement from the Garden Grove Police Department.

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The deceased man was on the ground near the Bank of America ATM on Westminster Avenue and Brookhurst Street. Witnesses told police they heard gunshots and saw two men leaving the bank area in a silver or gray sports car.

Authorities did not immediately have descriptions of the suspects. The identity of the victim was not immediately known.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Garden Grove Police Department at 714-741-5800.

Earlier that evening police reported another incident in the same area, the 13900 block of Brookhurst Street. Officers were called at 8:18 p.m. after a 50-year-old woman was robbed and assaulted while she was walking to the ATM, police said in a statement Monday, Aug. 7.

The call was a reported as a man with a gun, but no weapon was retrieved, said Lt. Chris Lawton. The victim said she was walking to the machine with her money in hand before the attack.

Officers found the suspect, a 46-year-old local transient, leaving the scene. He was positively identified as the suspect, and victim’s stolen money was recovered.

The woman, a Garden Grove resident, was taken to a hospital and treated for her injuries which are not considered life-threatening. The suspect was in custody.

Lawton said the two events are not related.

“It’s kind of a coincidence that these happened within hours of each other,” he said.

 

 

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