OCEANSIDE, Calif. — More than two dozen officers and detectives passed out fliers at Libby Lake Park and nearby neighborhoods Wednesday to generate new leads in a shooting that left two teens dead and another two wounded.
Melanie Virgen, 13, and 15-year-old Edgar Sanchez were fatally shot in the Calle Montecito park about 8:50 p.m. last Wednesday, according to Oceanside police. David Garcia and David Rendon, also juveniles, were shot but survived.
The fliers passed out by detectives asked “Who Murdered These Kids?” — and included school photos of the victims.
After the shooting, witnesses said suspects in dark clothing drove off in a gray or silver 2005 or 2006 Toyota Tacoma or Tundra extended-cab truck, according to Lt. Aaron Doyle.
No motive has been disclosed. There was no “solid evidence” that it was gang-related, the lieutenant said.
“You have the obvious evidence at the crime scene and witness statements you obtain that night. But a lot of information is obtained through things like we’re doing tonight,” said Doyle.
The shooting occurred near a makeshift memorial for two teens killed in a gang assault nearly two years ago.
Anyone with more information about the homicides was asked to call Detective Mark LaVake at (760) 435-4872 or Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Anonymous emails and texts can also be sent to sdcrimestoppers.com. Information leading to an arrest could be worth up to $1,000.