Deputies sent to Via Jacinto and Via San Miguel found the mortally wounded man, and paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene about 12:15 a.m., said Carrie Braun of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
Authorities withheld the name of the man, who was in his 20s, pending notification of his relatives.
There is a “strong possibility” the shooting was gang-related, Braun said.
Deputies were continuing to look for the gunman, Braun said.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call 949-770-6011, or OC Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-OCCS.