Three people were wounded in two separate shootings in Santa Ana early Monday, and one victim could lose an eye, police said.
A security guard and a patron of the Piccolo Club were shot in front of a bar at 1:35 a.m. by an angry customer, Santa Ana Police Sgt. Collie Provence said.
The shooting, which took place in the 2200 block of West 1st Street, occurred after the guard, Rosario Jose Ledesma, 48, of Orange, and his partner, Joe Cabrera Palomares, 30, of Anaheim, had spotted two patrons trying to leave through a rear exit, Provence said.
Palomares told police that the two patrons argued with him and Ledesma, then left through the bar's front door.
The men, described as Latinos in their middle 30s, got into a white car in a nearby parking lot, then drove by the club, Provence said.