Officers found a man fatally wounded from an assault by several people near the entrance to Santiago Park in Santa Ana, police said Sunday.

A preliminary field investigation revealed that the man may have been a transient living in the area, the Santa Ana Police Department reported.

Officers were dispatched at 8:23 p.m. Saturday in response to a report of several people assaulting a man near the entrance to Santiago Park, at Main Street and Walkie Way.

“Officers arrived and located an adult male with numerous wounds on his upper body, which were bleeding profusely,” according to a police statement.

Paramedics rushed him to an area trauma center, where he died from his injuries at 9:13 p.m.

Santa Ana police homicide detectives asked anyone with information regarding the death to call them at 714-245-8390.

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