On July 6, 2016, at approximately 1:00AM, Fountain Valley Police Officers were in the area of Magnolia and Recreation Circle facilitating the flow of traffic for the conclusion of a Fountain Valley Skating Rink event located at 9105 Recreation Circle. In an adjacent parking lot, Officers and witnesses observed mortar fireworks that were followed by several shots of gunfire. Officers located an 18 year old male victim in the parking lot that had sustained a gunshot wound. The victim was immediately transported to an area hospital for medical treatment. Following the gunfire, witnesses observed a white passenger vehicle fleeing the area at a high rate of speed. No arrests were made and the incident remains under investigation.
During the incident several Orange County law enforcement agencies responded to the location for mutual aid assistance. No further incidents or injuries to officers occurred during the event.
Anyone with information regarding the incident are asked to call the Fountain Valley Police Department at (714)593-4485.
FVPD Incident 16-28070