Police seek public’s help to find drive-by shooter

OCEANSIDE — Edgar Luna’s killer is still unknown, and a reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to an arrest in the Dec. 3, 2010, drive-by shooting that claimed the life of the 18-year-old who was at the 200 block of Lustrosos in Oceanside when a bullet struck his head.
On Jan. 8, a meeting was held at the site of the shooting, where San Diego County Crime Stoppers, Luna’s parents and Oceanside investigators were present to seek help from the public in identifying Luna’s killer.
At just after 8:15 p.m. Dec. 3, a gunfight that was apparently gang-related broke out between several people when the teenager was struck, according to the Oceanside Police Department.
The shooting took place in the north east section of the city, toward the back gate of Camp Pendleton and near Libby Lake Park.
Luna was taken to a local hospital for treatment but died of his injuries on Dec. 8.
Police said there was a Christmas posada taking place at the park when the drive-by shooting happened. A posada is a Mexican tradition that includes a nativity scene and events that are held in recognition of the birth of Jesus.
A large number of adults and children were in attendance at the posada, and authorities are seeking information from witnesses who may have seen the crime.
No one has come forward with any information yet, according to authorities.
Anyone with information on the identity and/or location of the person or people responsible for the murder of Edgar Luna should call Detective Mark LaVake at the Oceanside Police Department at (760) 435-4872 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Anonymous text messages and e-mails can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.com.


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