Residents Urge Anaheim Officials to Address Crime After Teen Shooting Death

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Dozens of Orange County residents spoke out against crime at the city council meeting on Aug. 9 following the murder of a 17-year-o...

August 13, 2022
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ANAHEIM, Calif.—Dozens of Orange County residents spoke out against crime at the city council meeting on Aug. 9 following the murder of a 17-year-old boy in the city last month. The residents said more needs to be done to improve community safety after Juan Carlos Renayga, an Anaheim High School student, was shot and killed on July 8, leaving the community devastated. Police believed the shooting was gang-related, Sgt. Shane Carringer told The Epoch Times. Ron Flores, president of Basta—an organization founded in 2021 to encourage voter participation among minorities, especially Hispanics—and a dozen members were some of the residents that gathered at the meeting to call for more action by city officials.

Rudy Blalock