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Man twice freed on bail accused of shooting in Santa Ana

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A man twice freed on bail in felony cases was behind bars again Friday facing attempted murder charges for a shooting in Santa Ana.

Giovanny Rocha is accused of opening fire on a man in a 2006 Honda Accord with his friend about 9:20 p.m. Sept. 24 in a parking lot at 408 E. Civic Center Drive, Santa Ana Police Department Cpl. Sonia Rono said. The motive for the shooting was not immediately known.

Rocha was charged Thursday with felony counts of attempted murder and assault with a semiautomatic firearm with sentencing enhancements for attempted premeditated murder, committing a secondary offense while out of custody in another case, personal use of a firearm, inflicting great bodily injury on a victim and discharge of a gun causing great bodily injury.

Rocha was free on bail at the time of the Sept. 24 attack following a June 26, 2020, attack, according to court records. He is charged in that case with one count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and two counts of attempted robbery, both felonies, and a misdemeanor count of vandalism with sentencing enhancements for the personal use of a gun and committing a secondary offense while out of custody in another case.

Rocha was out of bail for the June 26, 2020, attack for a separate case of alteration of a tear gas weapon identification on Feb. 21, 2020, according to court records.

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